Good Morning! News in the health industry changes all. the. time. so I thought it’d be a good idea to create a weekly round up post of fitness news – mainly women’s fitness. This can help you stay up-to-date on what’s going on – both good and bad. All the news on television seems to focus on the bad things and not so much on stories that are actually positive or stories that help us to improve our health so my goal is to bring a bit of both each week.
All of the news stories posted in each weekly news round up will come from reputable sources (along with a link back to the original article). The main purpose of a weekly news round up post here on my fitness blog is to gather news stories you may be interested in that are related to fitness and organize them so that they’re all in one place for easy viewing.
“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss
- Best Superfoods for Weight Loss. Learn what kinds of foods you can eat that will actually help to promote weight loss. Oats, blueberries and salmon to name a few. Also, learn how to incorporate more of these healthy foods into your diet.
- Healthy Meals for New Moms. If you’ve had children, you know how difficult it can be to make time for yourself – and this includes eating. So many of us don’t take the time to ensure that we’re putting healthy foods into our bodies and opt for the quick meals that are not as nutritious as they could be.
- Exercise Preserves, Builds Heart Muscle. Never underestimate the power of exercise. The results of a study on exercise were recently presented in New Orleans:
“The data suggest that if we can identify people in middle age, in the 45 to 60 year range, and get them to exercise four to five times a week, this may go a very long way in preventing some of the major heart conditions of old age, including heart failure,” said Benjamin Levine of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, who headed the study.
- 4 Steps One Woman Followed to Drop 232 Pounds! Weight loss success stories are the best because they give us inspiration, hope and the push (or shove) we might need to work towards meeting our own fitness goals. Anita Mills from Kentucky ballooned up to 382 pounds and realized she was killing herself. Anita Mills is now a size 6!
- Are FDA Approved Diet Drugs Dangerous?. Alli is currently the only FDA approved diet pill that is available over the counter. The prescription strength version is Xenical and some folks are trying to get the FDA to ban this popular weight loss drug. I read the side effects of Alli once and I remember one of them being “anal seepage”. Although I’m already NOT a fan of pills to lose weight, reading those two words almost made me vomit.
- Can Sugar Be Poisonous? I don’t think a lot of people realize how dangerous sugar really is. I know I didn’t until fairly recently. Some even suggest it’s as dangerous as cigarettes and alcohol. The real question seems to be “How much sugar is too much?”
The American Heart Association suggests this:
“For most American women, that’s no more than 100 calories per day, or about 6 teaspoons of sugar. For men, it’s 150 calories per day, or about 9 teaspoons. The AHA recommendations focus on all added sugars, without singling out any particular types such as high-fructose corn syrup.”
- 25 Shocking Celebrity Weight Changes. Celebrities are constantly having to change their bodies to perfect the character roles that they play in movies. These drastic weight changes can be very dangerous to their health but it’s interesting to see just how much one person can change.
- 10 Exercises for People in Pain. No matter what kind of pain you may be suffering from, the good news is that there is likely something that you can do to keep moving. For advice you should seek the help of a physician but here are some good ones to consider asking your doctor about.