Staying up to date on the latest health and fitness news is important for all industry 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. Change Mindset to Improve Relationship With Food

Fitness professionals know that choosing what and how much to eat is one of the greatest challenges to staying fit and healthy. This article from Greatist acknowledges that it’s easy to get into a “yo-yo cycle of binge, berate, restrict, repeat.” The author recommends incorporating mindfulness strategies to help create a more positive and nourishing relationship with food—information your clients may find valuable. View the full article here.

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2. Replace Sitting With Walking to Lengthen Life

You may already be well aware of the harmful effects of sitting for long periods of time. However, this article from Medical News Today highlights a study that measured the benefits of not merely adding in extra activity, but actually replacing one hour of sitting with standing or walking. The study found that participants who used this method had a 12-14% decreased risk of early death.
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3. Chili Peppers Have a Spicy History

The benefits and potential risks of chili peppers have long been debated. This article from BBC News explores the fascinating history of chili peppers. Recent studies have revealed potential benefits of chili peppers, most notably the possibility of decreased risk of early death from heart diseases, cancer or diabetes.
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PHOTOGRAPHY: Michael Stern

4. Depression Treatment May Affect Cardiovascular Health

This article from IDEA Fitness Journal explores a study that tested the effects of depression treatment on heart health. Researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University found that in patients who were treated for depression—with either medication or psychotherapy—the risk of developing cardiovascular disease was nearly 50% less than patients who did not receive treatment. View the full article here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Georgie Pauwels

5. Prioritize Health, Maximize Life

In this article from TIME, the author explains why he has made exercise his number one priority—even over his business. While he realizes that exercising can take time away from his work day, he also knows that he performs better in every aspect of his life when he stays active. This valuable insight is a reminder that sacrificing health means reducing the quality of careers, relationships and most importantly, lives.
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PHOTOGRAPHY: E’Lisa Campbell

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