5 Fascinating Facts We Learned on IDEA FitFeed This Week

by Jessica L. Cline on Apr 24, 2014

Week: 4/19/14 to 4/25/14

Is restricting children’s access to certain foods helpful? Is eating soy and soy-based products safe? Does intermittent fasting work? Find the answers to these questions and other relevant news items on IDEA FitFeed. This inclusive tool gathers news articles, research studies, blogs and all content being shared by fitness professionals around the web and posts it in one convenient location. Top headlines come from The New York Times, BBC News, ScienceDaily, The Huffington Post, IDEA Fitness Journal, MindBodyGreen and many other leading health, fitness and nutrition news sources. Catch up on the latest news from the past week here.

1. A Healthy Relationship with Food Can Be Easy

With all of the diet fads that come and go, and the current obesity epidemic, it can be difficult to find balance between caring about what you put in your body and obsessing over it. This article from The Huffington Post identifies common habits of people who have a healthy relationship with food. The piece details how eating mindfully, listening to hunger cues, being cautious of portion sizes and enjoying the occasional indulgence can lead to a healthy relationship with food. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Bradley P Johnson

2. Burpees Are an Effective Full-Body Exercise

If you have ever attended a bootcamp or participated in a Crossfit or HIIT class, you are probably familiar with the burpee. According to this MindBodyGreen article , this move is one of the most efficient, functional exercises there is, and it can be done anywhere. The piece not only describes how to properly execute a burpee, but also explains how this move can help you meet your goals, including increasing your strength and endurance. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Brad Greenlee

3. Moderate Soy Consumption Is Safe and Beneficial

Soy, a high-quality plant protein touted for its many health benefits, has recently been getting controversial coverage, which is leading some consumers to believe that soy may be detrimental to one’s health. This article from Today’s Dietitian addresses some of the most popular misconceptions about soy to set the facts straight. The piece concludes that, according to research, moderate soy consumption is safe and even beneficial for most people, but that excessive soy consumption is not recommended. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Christopher

4. Restricting Food in Children Is Counterproductive

Some children are more motivated by food than others and are more likely to overeat, especially when foods are restricted, says a research study reported in this article from The New York Times. The study looked at how hard children were willing to work for food and if restricting foods made them more enticing. The results found that making a food off-limits increased the children’s focus and intake of that food. The piece suggests that rather than restricting unhealthy foods, parents should stock the house with healthy choices and allow reasonable access to those options. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Lindsay Shaver

5. Intermittent Fasting Research is Inconclusive

Intermittent fasting has hit the mainstream and more people are giving this weight loss method a try, but does it work? This IDEA Fitness Journal article explains what intermittent fasting is and details different types of fasting and research on its efficacy. The piece concludes that the research about intermittent fasting is intriguing. Furthermore, while it may be a helpful dietary approach to weight loss for some, there are better options, including building healthy habits and eating nourishing foods. 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.