Week: 6/7/14 to 6/13/14
Finding time to sift through the 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 Reuters, The New York Times, HealthDay, The Huffington Post, IDEA Fitness Journal, and ScienceDaily, as well as smaller publications and even some blog posts. If you are just learning about FitFeed you can catch up with the top news from this week here.
1. High School Sports Participation Predicts Activity Levels Later in Life
Playing high school sports has a positive influence on one’s life-long health and physical activity status, according to this article from PHIT America. The piece looks at a study which found that men who participated in high school varsity sports were more likely to be physically active later in life and, therefore, have a decreased risk for early morbidity. “The study also indicates that daily physical education classes for students are an important part of this fitness-for-life equation,” says Jim Baugh, the founder of PHIT America, in the article. View the full article here.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Steven Pisano
2. 41 Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables You Should Be Eating
Everyone knows that fruits and vegetables are part of a healthy diet, but which fruits and vegetables are the most nutritious? This article from The Washington Post looks at a recent study, which ranked the top fruits and vegetables based on their nutritional density. The researchers found 41 fruits and vegetables that they considered “powerhouses.” Watercress came in first, with Chinese cabbage, chard and beet greens not far behind. View the full article here.
3. Breast Cancer Survivors Are Not Getting Enough Exercise
Although exercise has been proven to be highly beneficial for those with breast cancer, many affected women are not getting enough, according to this article from BBC News. The piece reviews a study which found that only 35% of women who have or had breast cancer meet the recommended physical activity guidelines. “Physical activity after a breast cancer diagnosis has been shown to improve a patient's chances of survival, and there is also some evidence that it may help to reduce the risk of breast cancer returning,” says Caroline Dalton, of Breakthrough Breast Cancer, in the piece. Dalton also suggests that exercise can help patients cope during and after treatment. View the full article here.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Lindsey Gira
4. Morning People Get More Exercise
Night owls have a harder time than early risers sticking to an exercise routine, according to this article from The Huffington Post. The piece reviews a research study which found that people who had later bed times reported more time spent sitting and more perceived barriers to exercise. The piece concludes that sleep timing should be taken into account when devising an exercise program. View the full article here.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Jason Rogers
5. Sports Build Confidence and Resilience in Girls
All girls should participate in sports to build confidence and resilience, according to this article from BBC News. Research cited in this piece indicates that only a quarter of girls meet the recommended physical activity guidelines and that one in five do not get any sort of physical activity. The piece suggests that sports may not only help girls to be more successful in life, but that they can also help girls to become less self-conscious about their appearance. View the full article here.
PHOTOGRAPHY: K.M. Klemencic
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