5 Fascinating Facts We Learned on IDEA FitFeed This Week

by Jessica L. Cline on Aug 06, 2014

Week: 8/2/14 to 8/8/14

It is essential for fitness professionals to stay up-to-date on the latest health and fitness news. You never know when your clients are going to ask about some new workout or fad diet they’ve heard about; don’t let them catch you unprepared. Use IDEA FitFeed to stay in the know. This inclusive tool collates health, fitness and nutrition news being shared by fitness professionals around the web and posts the top trending news items in one convenient location. If you are just learning about this tool or haven’t used it in a while, you can catch up here.

1. Healthy Lifestyle Choices Reduce the Negative Effects of Stress

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is one of the most important things you can do during stressful times, according to this article from The Huffington Post. The piece looks at a research study which found that following a healthy diet, exercising and getting adequate sleep during troubling events helps reduce the negative effects of stress on the body, including accelerated aging. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: U.S. Department of Agriculture

2. Eating Resistant Starch Lowers Colorectal Cancer Risks

Red meat eaters should include more resistant starches in their diets to lower their risk of bowel cancer, according to this article from 9 News. The piece reviews a research study which found that resistant starch, which travels all the way through the small intestine without being digested, can counteract the negative effects caused by red meat consumption. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: framboise

3. What Constitutes Fitness?

Just because you excel in one fitness domain does not mean you are fit, according to this article from The Huffington Post. The piece looks at what fitness means and how people can test their fitness levels. It suggests a couple of fitness assessments to help individuals find where they stand and to set a baseline for improvement. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Arctic Warrior

4. Food Swaps Can Cause Unintended Nutritional Consequences

Substituting one food for another in a quest to cut calories, sugar, cholesterol or fat can have unintended nutritional consequences, including sacrificing important nutrients, according to this article from IDEA Food & Nutrition Tips. The piece addresses four common dietary substitutes, explaining the pros and cons of swapping these lighter options for more nutritionally dense ones. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Bill

5. Eating Fish Boosts Brain Health

Eating baked or broiled fish once a week is good for brain health, regardless of the omega-3 content, according to this article from Science Daily. The piece looks at a research study which found that people who included fish in their diet had larger brain volumes in the regions associated with memory and cognition. The article also touches on other healthy lifestyle choices that can prevent age-related cognitive impairments. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Taz

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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...