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Jun. 3, 2015

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The 1 exercise fitness trainers do every single day
Yahoo Health
In an ideal world you’re logging at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity (or 75 minutes of vigorous) exercise per week. However, the reality is that it’s not always possible to fit in a full workout because let’s face it, some days are just busier than others. But if you only have time for one exercise, what would it be? We asked 11 top trainers exactly that. Here are the moves they swear and sweat by. Their answers may surprise you.More

7 fitness experts share tips on balancing exercise and sleep for better health
The Huffington Post
When people think about fitness and getting in shape, the most common focuses are usually exercise and diet. We know that burning calories and eating right contribute to a better body, but what about rest? Mounting evidence shows that sleep is a vital component of fitness as well, important not only for energy, but also for keeping muscles healthy and hormones balanced.More

3 easy ways to make the excruciating plank exercise even worse
Just recently, a 51-year-old Danish fitness instructor, Tom Hoel, reportedly notched a new record for planking, beating the previous Guinness world record of four hours and 26 minutes by 45 seconds. In Southern California, a U.S. marine veteran is aiming to make another run at the record. Such displays of planking prowess are well beyond the reach of everyday enthusiasts. But the plank — sometimes known in exercise geek circles as the “prone bridge” — should really be part of your exercise routine.More

The small diet changes that can add up to big weight loss
Health.com via ABC News
There’s no one-size-fits all approach to eating better. Some are ready and willing to dive head first into a complete dietary overhaul, and, most importantly, can actually stick with it. Others — especially those who, in the past, have tried to make too many changes too fast that ultimately fizzled out — find it easier to transition slowly into eating differently.More

How the 'chocolate diet' hoax fooled millions
CBS News
Eating chocolate every day can help you lose weight? If it sounds too good to be true — that's because the chocolate diet study that made headlines around the world last year was all an elaborate hoax. Now those responsible are going public with the story behind the bogus diet study and the media frenzy that followed. It was a carefully planned effort to expose the prevalence of junk science and unchecked, hype-driven press coverage.More

Fructose contributes to weight gain, physical inactivity, and body fat
Matched calorie for calorie with the simple sugar glucose, fructose causes significant weight gain, physical inactivity and body fat deposition, a new study has concluded. Because of the addition of high-fructose corn syrup to many soft drinks and processed baked goods, fructose currently accounts for 10 percent of caloric intake for U.S. citizens.More

The less you sleep, the more you eat
Factors influencing food intake have, and continue to be, a hotly contested subject. A new paper suggests that disrupted sleep could be one factor contributing to excessive food intake and thus leading to long term chronic health damage in both adults and children.More

Who's drinking the most soda across the US?
By Archita Datta Majumdar
American Dairy Queen Corp. (or DQ as it is popularly known) has vowed to remove all carbonated soft drinks from its kid's menu by September. DQ is not the first to do so, but yet another fast food joining the nutrition bandwagon is clear indication of how concerned Americans are about their children's health. Despite this recent progress, it seems we really have a long way to go before we can truly call ourselves a healthy nation. More

Fitness in middle age linked to healthier brain in later years
Fox News
People who have better aerobic fitness in middle age may ward off decreases in brain volume later in life, potentially preserving memory and other functions, a U.S. study suggests. “The current findings suggest that maintaining high fitness in midlife may boost brain health on average 20 years later in adults who have not yet experienced cognitive impairment,” lead study author Qu Tian, a gerontology researcher at the U.S. National Institute on Aging, said by email.More

Study: Vitamin D and calcium supplements may not help relieve menopausal symptoms
Women who took vitamin D and calcium supplements had the same number of menopausal symptoms as women who did not take the supplements, according to a study published in Maturitas, the official journal of the European Menopause and Andropause Society.More

5 celebrity-endorsed health tips that are total wastes of money
"Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?" That’s the big question and title of a new book from Timothy Caulfield, a professor of law and health policy at the University of Alberta. The book’s subtitle — When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash — gets right to the meat of the matter in Caulfield’s research. Namely, that there is no evidence whatsoever to back up the claims of many of the trendy health products and practices endorsed explicitly or implicitly by influential celebrities such as Paltrow.More