From our headquarters to yours, we and the IDEA Tribe extend you our warmest wishes for a happy, healthy and productive holiday season! These final weeks on the annual calendar mark a perfect time to reflect on your productivity, your accomplishments and even your failures during the past year. Take a few moments to give yourself credit for your successes and to pin- point lessons learned from your ups and downs. We improve by doing. Reviewing the pathway behind us puts us firmly on a familiar road that is paved with experience.
Does your walking speed matter? Can exercise improve your child’s future academic performance? What foods can help you ward off colds? Find the answers to these questions and other relevant news items on IDEA FitFeed.
Halloween has evolved over time from “All Hallows’ Eve,” a night of warding off the evil spirits of the dead, to a night centered around children, costumes and candy.
As childhood obesity has escalated, more parents have become wary of the calorie-laden trick-or-treating tradition. We asked some of IDEA’s expert nutrition authors and presenters how they keep their kids healthy without spoiling the holiday fun.
Last week FitFeed brought us a wide array of health tips ranging from the healthiest April snacks to how lack of sleep affects the body. Top trending stories included articles from the New York Times, Time Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, MailOnline.com, Salon and many other news outlets. Here are the top five takeaways from last week’s FitFeed news.
1. Exercise Improves Memory
This week on IDEA FitFeed fitness professionals shared a multitude of informational health, fitness and nutrition articles from around the web. Top headlines ranged from 20 Signs You're A Wellness Junkie to No-Excuses Workout: 10-Minute TV Tone-Up. The top trending articles came from a variety of sources including USA Today, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, BBC News, IDEA Fitness Journal, Greatist and many other leading news outlets.
The 17th IDEA Fitness Programs & Equipment Trends Report bears out that fitness professionals are becoming more specialized, yet more diverse, as the North American population ages and transforms its demographic markers. While there is a prominent personal training and group exercise presence, the report also found that half of the facilities surveyed are also oﬀering mind-body activities.
As you probably know, in mid-June the American Medical Association adopted new policy that recognizes obesity as a disease. The controversial move generated much discussion and speculation in social and news media among medical and allied health providers, obese people, the general public and—of course—fitness professionals. IDEA Answers came alive with conversation the day of the announcement, and our Facebook Fan Page erupted in a flurry of posts, both pro and con, when we asked what you thought about the decision.
Do you regularly keep up with IDEA Fitfeed? It is a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest health, fitness and nutrition news from around the world. FitFeed pulls top headlines and articles being shared by fitness professionals around the web and makes them available in one convenient location.
Stay ahead of the game with the latest health and fitness news found on IDEA FitFeed. This innovative tool pulls the top health, fitness and nutrition headlines being shared by fitness professionals around the web and posts them in one convenient location.