5 Fascinating Facts We Learned on IDEA FitFeed This Week

by Jessica L. Cline on Sep 18, 2014

Week: 9/13/14 to 9/19/14

Staying up to date on the latest health and fitness news is important for all health and fitness professionals, but the constant stream of new information can make this challenging. That is where IDEA FitFeed comes into play. This inclusive tool collates top news being shared by fitness professionals around the web and posts it in one convenient location. You can find all of the top headlines from leading news sources without having to flip through multiple websites and pages. Catch up on news from the past week here.

1. Type 2 Diabetes is Largely Preventable

This article from The New York Times suggests that although the risk for diabetes runs in families, adopting healthier lifestyle habits can prevent the development of Type 2 diabetes. Modifying lifestyle habits can also reduce the odds of progression in people who already have diabetes or pre-diabetes. The article offers diet and exercise tips to help people start building healthier habits. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Victor

2. Rowing is Gaining Popularity

Boutique rowing studios are opening up all over the country as more people realize what a great exercise rowing is, according to this article from Harper’s Bazaar. “Rowing just might be the most efficient exercise ever,” the piece states. Each stroke uses almost every part of the body and there is a large focus on core strength. Rowing is also a great exercise because it has resistance in both directions. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: UK Ministry of Defence

3. Recommendations for Daily Sugar Consumption Should Be More Aggressive

The World Health Organization and government advisers in England have proposed that daily sugar recommendations should be reduced even more—from 10% of daily energy intake to 5%, according to this article from BBC News. These recommendations come from the finding that sugar is the chief culprit in the development of tooth decay, making it a largely preventable disease. One of the study co-authors suggests that removing vending machines from public areas and putting a sugar tax on any products that contain more than 2.5% of one’s daily sugar consumption may help. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Caro Wallis

4. U.S. Ranks 12th in Global Well-Being Poll

The U.S. ranked 12th of 135 countries in Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, according to this article from USA Today. The poll looked at how people felt about five different facets of their lives, including their sense of well-being, social connections, community, finances and physical vigor. The poll also found that only one-third of people in the U.S. feel they are thriving financially. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Theen Moy

5. Healthy Snack Ideas

If you are like most nine-to-fivers, eating healthy can be an afterthought. This blog post from Run. Lift. Yoga. provides cheap and healthy snack options to keep you fueled throughout the day. Ditch the doughnuts and candy bars and fill up on fruits, vegetables and yogurts instead. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Jennifer

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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 certification from ACE and is working on a Health Coach certification. Jessica is a long distance runner who has competed in half and full marathons. She enjoys running, hiking, walking her dogs, horse back riding and any outdoor activities.