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Shelomi Sanders in Workout Gear Shares Mirror Selfie From Vegas

Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits. 

Shelomi Sanders is hitting the gym in Sin City – and showing off her guns. In a new social media post the basketball star and daughter of Deion Sanders shows off her strong arms in workout gear, posing with her University of Colorado women's basketball team post workout session. How does the young athlete approach health and wellness? Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits. 


She Has Diabetes

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Shelomi has Type 1 Diabetes. She admits it "takes a toll mentally……you get no days off with this stuff. It's hard because it's just you dealing with all this, but then you have these outside voices like my parents, my brothers, other family members saying you need to do this or that and it's like, just chill," she has said. "I don't know if they will ever understand that sometimes we have low days and sometimes we have good days. On the low days, I feel like it's really hard just to be understood that hey, I need a break! But, again, you can't take a break with this."



Shelomi spends a lot of time playing basketball. "Basketball promotes speed, agility, strength, power and endurance. It [has] also been shown to increase flexibility and motor coordination. As a result, basketball is uniquely oriented to improve fundamental motor skills that are shown to be beneficial in promoting general health," Koco Eaton, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, founder of Eaton Orthopaedics and a former basketball player, tells Nike



When she isn't on the court, you can find Shelomi snowboarding. According to the University of Rochester, snowboarding, like skiing, is a great cardiovascular workout. "Because they are also weight-bearing exercises, they strengthen your bones as they tone your muscles," they say. "Cardiovascular or aerobic exercises also work to reduce your risk for chronic diseases, and lower blood pressure. They also help you maintain a healthy body weight. Through regular aerobic exercise like skiing and snowboarding, you lower your risk of developing conditions like diabetes and heart disease, having a stroke, and perhaps even getting cancer."



Shelomi also takes nature walks. A daily walk is great for your health. One study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that walking at a brisk pace for about 30 minutes a day led to a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, dementia and death, compared with walking a similar number of steps but at a slower pace.


Strength and Weight Training

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In order to stay strong for basketball, Shelomi does weight and strength training exercises. The Mayo Clinic explains that strength and weight training help reduce body fat, preserve and increase lean muscle mass, and burn calories more efficiently. Strength training may also help you:

  • Develop strong bones
  • Manage your weight
  • Enhance your quality of life
  • Manage chronic conditions
  • Sharpen your thinking skills


Leah Groth
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