5 Fascinating Facts We Learned on IDEA FitFeed This Week

by Jessica L. Cline on Mar 12, 2014

Week: 3/8/14 to 3/14/14

Finding time to sift through daily news to stay current on the latest health and fitness findings can be difficult. That is where IDEA FitFeed comes into play. This inclusive tool does the work for you. It pulls top headlines being shared around the web by fitness professionals and posts them in one convenient location. You will find news from leading sources including The New York Times, HealthDay, The Huffington Post, IDEA Fitness Journal, BBC News and ScienceDaily, as well as smaller publications and even some blog posts. If you are just learning about FitFeed you can catch up here.

1. Weight Is Not an Accurate Indicator of Health

According to this article from Time Magazine, weight is just one clue that doctors can use to indicate health, but it does not always tell the whole story. “The scale is not a proxy for your health,” Timothy Church, MD, MPH, PhD, director of the Laboratory of Preventive Medicine at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, is quoted saying in the piece. Normal-weight individuals who eat a lot of processed foods and do not exercise can have the same medical issues as obese individuals. Research has found that people with normal BMIs and high body fat are at a greater risk of metabolic issues and death than any other group. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Doc Searls

2. Everyone Should Walk 30 Minutes a Day

Walking can not only reduce your risk of heart disease, it can also boost your energy levels and improve your cardiovascular health, according to this article from MindBodyGreen. Author Marina Chetner believes that walking is one of the most underrated exercise options and provides reasons why everyone should be walking more. Chetner also offers tips for how to get the most out of your walk. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: David Goehring

3. Processed Foods Have Some Disgusting Ingredients

If you were disturbed by the news that a chemical found in yoga mats was being used in Subway’s® and other breads, you will be really disappointed to hear that report was just the tip of the iceberg. According to this article from The Huffington Post, there are at least nine other disgusting ingredients that you may be eating on a regular basis if you eat processed foods. These ingredients include human hair, anti-freeze, biodiesel additive and more. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: EvelynGiggles

4. UK Children Eat Way Too Much Salt

Children in the UK are eating way too much salt, according to this BBC News article. The piece reviews a recent study which found that 70% of children who participated in the study ate more than the recommended 3 grams of salt per day. According to the research, more than one-third of the salt consumed came from breads and cereals; a fifth of the salt came from meats. The article concludes that much of the salt comes from packaged and processed foods and that manufacturers need to continue reducing salt in these products. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Leonid Mamchenkov

5. How to Beat Belly Fat

If you have ever tried to lose weight, you know that losing belly fat can be difficult. Despite a healthy diet and a killer workout routine, your midsection may not budge. This is because belly fat results from a mix of calorie and hormone-related concerns, according to this article from IDEA Fitness Journal. The piece explains where belly fat comes from, why it is so hard to lose and offers evidence-based tips and advice on how to beat it. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: FBellon

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About the Author

Jessica L. Cline

Jessica L. Cline IDEA Author/Presenter

Jessica is an Editorial Assistant at IDEA Health & Fitness Association. She graduated from Colorado State University with a BA in journalism and a BS in health and exercise science. She has a GFI ce...

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