Health & Fitness Articles of the Week – 9/28/14

Should Schools be Responsible for Kid’s Health?  This article asks the following question and throughout the piece goes onto answer it. “After cutting back on fat, sugar and salt in school lunches, how much more of the responsibility for student health should rest on the shoulders of educators?”  I for one am excited about reading some of the initiatives schools are taking, the BMI report card is very interesting.

6.4 Trillion Calories Cut From Food Products–  Personally I think large food companies do need to step up in order to help get the nations nutrition back on track. These 16 companies are starting that trend be pledging to reduce trillions of calories across their various food lines. Will it make a difference? “One study compared calories sold by the 16 companies in 2007 and 2012, finding the reduction of 6.4 trillion. In the other study, the researchers tracked calories purchased by U.S. households with children from 2000-2012. They found that families with children bought 101 fewer calories from packaged goods per person per day in 2012 than in 2007.”

Diabetes Rates Leveling Off in U.S.– Diabetes is still around and will be costly for the US in the upcoming years, but this article does shed some light on the issue. “Overall adult diabetes rates appear to have leveled off during the past four years in the United States, in stark contrast to the two decades prior, which saw a doubling of the chronic disease, according to a new federal study.”

Unleashing Their Inner Sis, Boom, Bah: PomFit Cheerleading Workouts at Pearl Studios– I for one am all about finding new fun ways to workout! Anything that will get people exercising is worth trying in my book. Having been on the Varsity Pom Squad in High School I have an appreciation for how much of a workout cheerleading is. Next time I am in New York I plan on stopping by!

 Chalk Talk: Instant Weight-Loss Inspiration– Ok so this is technically not an article, however some of these photos are really great motivation and funny as well. I might have to print a couple of these out for my fridge at home. Enjoy!

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Photo from Huff Post

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