September Monthly Articles

September 2, 2015 | posted in: Fitness Articles - Monthly | by

Welcome to September! Hopefully this month will bring some cooler temps for those of us feeling the heat! Maybe this month brings a new routine with the start of school or the changing season. What a great time to incorporate an exercise focus into your routine, or make some better food habits! Here are the latest health articles from the IDEA Health & Fitness Association:

Adults Underestimate Effort Needed for Exercise IntensityThe American College of Sports Medicine recommends that individuals achieve at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week. Duration can be shorter if the intensity is vigorous. However, a recent report from York University’s School of Health in Toronto suggests that many people think they are exercising more intensely than they actually are.
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Forget the Fries: Kids Say Fruits or Veggies Fine as Restaurant SidesWhat if kids would eat more fruits and vegetables (FV) as sides on restaurant menus, but restaurants were simply failing to give them the option? A study that asked kids about it suggests this could well be the case.
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A Happy Spouse is Good for Your Health Let your clients know that their positive outlook on life can contribute to better health for their partners and for themselves. A study published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research(2014; doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.201 4.03.104) found that people with an optimistic spouse had better physical functioning and fewer chronic illnesses than people with a more pessimistic partner—and the relationship between optimism and health did not lessen as more years passed.
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Food Focus: FennelMost often associated with Italian cookery, fennel’s sweet-anise, licorice-like flavor adds a unique dimension to soups, salads, sautés, braises and desserts. The seeds, the leaves, the celery-like stalks and the bulb of this herb plant can all be used in cooking.
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A Gut FeelingThe gut, also known as the gastrointestinal (or GI) tract, hosts trillions of bacteria that can have profound effects on digestive health and overall wellness, which is why it’s a good idea to consume prebiotics and probiotics—dietary dynamos that work in concert to populate the gut with “microflora” that keep you healthy.
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