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.
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.
Preadolescence is a time of major change and growth, bringing psychological, physical and social shifts for boys and girls alike. Caught between the carefree days of childhood and the first throes of being a teenager, “tweens” (roughly aged 9–12) are a force to be reckoned with. Like many other populations, preadolescents are suffering from lack of exercise, which threatens to chart a course toward obesity and disease.
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 6 Truths About Exercise That Nobody Wants to Believe to Cartoons Poke Fun at Weight, Diet and Food Politics.The top trending articles came from a variety of sources including USA Today, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, Greatist, IDEA Fitness Journal and many other leading news outlets. Catch up with the top five facts we learned from IDEA FitFeed this week.
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 resource. Headlines that cycle through the list come from leading news outlets, magazines, websites and even personal blogs. If you haven’t been following FitFeed you can catch up on the most recent news here:
Trent is a 20-year-old college student and intercollegiate football player who works outs daily and wants that extra competitive edge. Trent tells his trainer he’s been experiencing headaches, insomnia, rapid heart rate, irritability, upset stomach and facial flushing. He wonders if energy drinks are causing his misery.
During the past week fitness professionals shared a multitude of informational health, fitness and nutrition articles from around the web on IDEA FitFeed. Headlines ranged from Photographic Series Showing What 200 Calories Looks Like in Different Foods to How Interval Training Can Make You Incredibly Efficient at Work.