Sweet Balance

Physics and Astronomy
Adalee Watson

Alexandria Vaughn

What is your project about? My project is about how sugar affects my body and my balance. I tested to see how many cartwheels I could make on the beam after having a 0 grams of sugar smoothie v/s a 15 grams of sugar smoothie. Why did you choose this project? I am an elite gymnast. At regionals last year, I fell off the beam twice… My mom said this was because I had too much sugar that day. I believed her, but I was curious to see actual results. What was your result/overall conclusion? My mom was right. I am truly affected by the amount of sugar I consume. On the days that I had no sugar smoothies I only fell off the beam 1 or 2 out of the 20 I tried. However when I had a 15 gram smoothie I fell about 10 times. That is making it 50% of the time. Only making my skills half of the time is unacceptable as an elite gymnast. Why is your project important? My project encourages me to eat healthier and be more aware of what I put in my body! This project could help others also be aware of how they eat and how it affects their body.

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