Modern lifestyles are a breeding ground for chronic illness. Yet, there are regions where pockets of people do appear to be living longer.
A statement issued by the American College of Sports Medicine notes key challenges related to sports and mental health.
In an industry that strives to help people improve health and fitness, there is still a significant amount of judgment and stigma toward people with obesity.
What can research teach us that supports lessons from people who consistently live longer than average in the world’s Blue Zones?
The number-one ﬁtness trend identiﬁed in both China and South America is the inclusion of exercise in dietary weight-loss programs, according to ACSM’s
2020 Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends. This could be the ﬁtness industry responding to rising rates of overweight and obesity. In North America, exercise for weight loss has declined as a trend, superseded by health and wellness coaching.
Is eating more candy an anti-obesity strategy? That would have Willy Wonka dancing a jig with the Oompa Loompas and the rest of the candy industry.
A controversial study from Louisiana State University published in the peer-reviewed Swedish journal Food & Nutrition Research (2011) showed that kids and adolescents who ate candy were significantly less likely to be overweight or obese.