Weight-inclusive fitness posts are more likely to motivate young women to exercise

“Fitspiration” is a popular social media trend that depicts images of thin women posing in exercise clothing or engaged in fitness pursuits. Research has found that this trend, which is intended to inspire viewers to engage in health-promoting exercise, often sexualizes and objectifies women’s bodies…

Source:Medical Xpress
Author:Eva Pila and Madeline Wood
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Hepatitis A: A Food Safety Concern

Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). Almost everyone recovers fully from hepatitis A with lifelong immunity. However, a very small proportion of people infected with hepatitis A could die from fulminant hepatitis…  

Source:Women Fitness
Author:Namita Nayyar
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My Daily Exercise Challenge And 3 Ways How It Changed My Life

Exercise. It’s one of the cornerstones of a happy and healthy life, yet most of us are failing to get enough of it. In fact, according to recent studies, only 23% of Americans get enough (daily) exercise each week. While this is very disappointing, I can’t call the kettle black. Up until a few years […]

Source:The Athlete Blog
Author:Alex Brown
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Importance of Hydration & Drinking Enough Water

Did you know nearly 75% of Americans are walking around chronically dehydrated? There are many factors, yet most of us are simply not drinking enough water. And what’s more, we may be drinking enough water, but our filters could be stripping it of essential minerals like magnesium….

Source:Vasa Fitness
Author:Erin Lantz
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Should I Stretch Before a Workout?

Stretching is important to physical fitness and health. It is an exercise that positions different parts of the body into certain positions that stretch the soft tissues and body muscles. There are different methods and techniques you can search online to help you learn how to stretch properly and reduce the risk of injury…

Source:Born Tough
Author:Born Tough
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