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.
Is fruit juice really that much worse for you than whole fruit? Can CrossFit® improve your running? Are teens who have beaten obesity out of the woods? You can find the answers to these questions and more on IDEA FitFeed.
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. As in recent years, the programming and services offered clearly underscore a robust group exercise presence.
Of the facilities surveyed, 75% oﬀer group exercise programming. Here are a few more stats from this year’s survey:
Introduction: What Is Extreme Conditioning?
Extreme conditioning programs (ECPs) boast vastly improved fitness in relatively short periods of time, which appeals to a cross-section of the U.S. civilian and military populations. Yet many health professionals fear that these high-powered, widely marketed programs increase the risk of musculoskeletal injuries.