5 Fascinating Facts We Learned on IDEA FitFeed This Week

by Jessica L. Cline on May 15, 2014

Week: 5/10/14 to 5/16/14

Finding time to sift through the daily news to stay current on the latest health and fitness findings can be difficult. That is where IDEA FitFeed comes into play. This inclusive tool does the work for you. It pulls top headlines being shared around the web by fitness professionals and posts them in one convenient location. You will find news from leading sources including Reuters, The New York Times, HealthDay, The Huffington Post, IDEA Fitness Journal, and ScienceDaily, as well as smaller publications and even some blog posts. If you are just learning about FitFeed you can catch up with the top news from this week here.

1. Sleep Matters

Skipping sleep can lead to many serious health problems, including cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity, but many people continue to ignore the importance of sleep, according to this BBC News article. This piece explains how the human body has an internal clock that drives bodily needs throughout the day and how going against this clock has damaging consequences to one’s health and wellbeing. The piece also touches on the fact that modern technology exposes us to blue light, which can disrupt circadian rhythms and thwart sleep. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: David Goehring

2. How to Develop Healthy Exercise Habits

Finding a healthy balance between too much and too little exercise can be challenging, but developing certain habits can make the task easier, according to this article from The Huffington Post. The piece specifies nine habits practiced by people with healthy exercise relationships and why they are important. Some of these habits include knowing when to stop, taking rest days, mixing up exercise routines occasionally and knowing where to find support. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Phil Gradwell

3. Expectant Mothers Should Train Differently

Throughout pregnancy a woman’s body goes through many changes which make it critical that her exercise program match these transitions. This article from IDEA Fitness Journal explains what functional fitness is and how this type of training can be incorporated into expectant mothers’ exercise programs. The piece details what the goals of each trimester should be and the types of exercises pregnant women should be doing in each. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Illusive Photography

4. How to Fit a Daily Workout Into a Busy Schedule

Don’t let a packed schedule keep you from exercising. This article from Fitness Magazine offers 10 different ways that you can sneak a workout into your busy day. The piece suggests turning your work commute into a workout by walking, running or biking, using lunch breaks to get some exercise, taking your children with you on a walk or run, making TV time active and more. View the full article here.


5. Meditation Can Have Many Benefits for the Mind, Body and Soul

Meditation practice is about more than blissing out, according to this article from The Huffington Post. The piece reviews recent research, which has found that this practice has many possible health benefits for the mind, body and soul, including improving cardiovascular health, affecting gene expression, boosting cognitive functioning and more. 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.