5 Fascinating Facts We Learned On FitFeed This Week

by Jessica L Cline on Sep 06, 2013

Week: 9/21/13 to 9/27/13

Stay ahead of the game with the latest health and fitness news found on IDEA FitFeed. This innovative tool pulls the top health, fitness and nutrition headlines being shared by fitness professionals around the web and posts them in one convenient location. The top trending articles come from a variety of sources including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, MindyBodyGreen, BBC News, ScienceDaily, Greatist, IDEA Fitness Journal and many other leading news outlets. Catch up with the top five facts we learned from IDEA FitFeed this week.

1. You Can Enjoy Superfoods at Every Meal

Nutrient-dense superfoods have been gaining popularity. These foods offer many health benefits and can be a great addition to any meal. Most of us know that blueberries and kale rank high on the superfood list, but there are many other options. This article from the Huffington Post lists 16 superfoods found around the world that can add a little extra flavor to your next meal. View the full article here.


2. Young Americans Lack Competitiveness

According to this article from The Wall Street Journal there seems to be a lack of competitiveness in today’s youth. “There are not as many super-competitive athletes today as when the baby boomers were in their 20s and 30s,” Ryan Lamppa, a spokesperson for Running USA, says in the article. The piece suggests that while younger generations are still participating in races and obstacle course events, they are not concerned with their times, but rather with having a great experience. Older participants are not enthusiastic about this change. “Races are turning into parades,” Brendan Reilly, a sports agent, is quoted saying. View the full article here.


3. The New Rules for Eating Healthfully

As a child you may have been told to clean your plate and drink your milk, but many of your parents’ eating rules are now outdated. Nutrient knowledge has come a long way over the last few decades and our eating habits need to be adjusted to reflect this. This article from MindBodyGreen shares seven new tips you can use to build new, healthier eating habits. View the full article here.

4. How to Make Exercise a Habit

Finding time to work out can be difficult, especially if you lack motivation. This article from Health offers 20 tips on how to make exercise a habit. The piece offers ideas such as getting up early, joining a gym, finding a discipline you enjoy and setting attainable goals. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Deane Thomas Rimerman

5. American Dietary Report Card is Disappointing

This article from The New York Times reviews the latest report card from the Center for Science in the Public Interest on Americans’ dietary habits. Author Jane E. Brody critiques the report card results finding that it “is not one Americans should be especially proud of.” There are some improvements such as decreased sugar, fat and oil consumption, but, for the most part, American diets continue to follow an unhealthy trend. “We still have a long way to go before we come close to meeting dietary guidelines for warding off obesity and chronic health problems,” Brody says. View the full article here.


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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.