5 Fascinating Facts We Learned on IDEA FitFeed This Week

by Jessica L. Cline on Jul 03, 2014

Week: 6/28/14 to 7/4/14

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. Doctors Aren’t Getting Adequate Education on Nutrition and Exercise

More than two-thirds of Americans are obese, but fewer than one-eighth of physician visits include nutrition counseling, according to this article from The Washington Post. The piece looks at a poll which found that fewer than 25% of physicians believe they have sufficient training to talk to their patients about nutrition and exercise. The article also states that the number of hours devoted to teaching future physicians about nutrition is declining. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Lisa Brewster

2. Tips for Exercising in the Heat

Hot temperatures and sun exposure can make exercising during the summer months dangerous, according to this article from ACE Fit. Luckily, there are precautions you can take to make summer exercise safer. This piece gives six tips for staying cool and hydrated while exercising in the heat. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Nathan Rupert

3. You Can’t Exercise Away Sitting’s Harmful Effects

Sitting can be fatal and exercise does not counteract its harmful effects, according to this Quartz article. The piece looks at a recent review which found that prolonged sitting increases risk of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The review also found that exercising did not counteract these effects, even if people met the daily recommended physical activity levels. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Megan Morris

4. Psyching-up Can Improve Running Performance

Runners who psyche up as part of their precompetition ritual can optimize their performance, according to this article from IDEA Fitness Journal. The piece looks at a study which found that using imagery, or imagining oneself performing a task to the best of one’s ability, led to better performance in experienced runners. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Robert Antoniuk

5. Veganism Cuts Dietary Greenhouse Gas Emission in Half

Climate change continues to threaten the U.S.; experts say that unless we make a change, some parts of the country will become unsuitable for outdoor activities, according to this article from The Huffington Post. One solution is to reduce our meat consumption. The article reviews a study which found that veganism can reduce dietary greenhouse gas emissions by 50%. “If all Americans chose a vegetarian diet, the environmental impact would be equivalent to removing 46 million cars from the road,” the piece states. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Jennifer

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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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