5 Fascinating Facts We Learned on FitFeed This Week

by Jessica L. Cline on Jan 06, 2014

Week: 1/25/14 to 1/31/14

Do you regularly keep up with IDEA Fitfeed? It is a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest health, fitness and nutrition news from around the world. This inclusive tool collates top headlines being shared around the web by health and fitness professionals and posts them in one convenient location. Article headlines range from 5 Foods You're Eating The Wrong Way to The State of the Union Exercise Game. These headlines come from top news sources, personal blogs and everything in between. If you missed out on the latest news from this past week you can catch up here.

1. The Health Hazards of Sitting

It shouldn’t be news that sitting all day is bad for you, but do you know just how bad it is? This infographic from The Washington Post sheds some light on the issue by detailing a chain of health problems that arise from prolonged sitting. The piece also gives information on the correct way to sit, if you have to, ways to eliminate sitting time and helpful stretches. View the full article here.


2. Exercise Changes Your Body After Just One Workout

There are numerous benefits associated with regular exercise, but did you know that your body starts changing after just one workout? This article from The Huffington Post will give you five reasons to get out and start exercising today. The piece explains that just one exercise session can improve your mood, reduce stress levels, decrease your diabetes risk and more. View the full article here.


3. The Real Problem Isn’t Fat or Sugar

Is fat or sugar worse for you? That is the answer twin brothers set out to find when each took on a radical diet. This article from Yahoo Shine recounts their journey and findings. After a month of extreme dieting, the brothers found that neither fat nor sugar was the whole problem. “The brothers concluded that searching for 'one toxic ingredient' was fruitless and we should instead be watching calories and portion size, and eating whole foods whenever possible,” the article concludes. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: zingyyellow

4. Be Careful of What You Put in Your Smoothie

While it may be appealing to pack all of your nutrients into a drink, beware of the ingredients going into it. This article from The Washington Post explains that although some smoothies and green drinks may be healthy, others may be nothing more than glorified deserts. The piece explains how adding or removing certain ingredients can make the difference between a snack, meal replacement or treat. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Neto Gonzalez

5. Exercise Is An Effective Depression Treatment

Exercise is as effective as medication and therapy at treating depression, according to this article from IDEA Fitness Journal. The piece looks at a research review which found that exercise was more effective than no treatment, but no more effective than other current treatments. The study concluded that more research is needed to find they types and doses of exercise that provide the most benefits. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Port of San Diego

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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.