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…

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Publication: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…  

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Publication: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 […]

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Publication: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….

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Publication: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…

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Publication:Born Tough
Author:Born Tough
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Effective Yoga Poses For PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS often occurs in women of reproductive age. It is an endocrine disorder leading to weight gain, irregular periods, excess male hormones or androgens, and stubborn acne…

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Author:Shamlee Pathare
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Top 9 Supplements For Runners

Looking for some of the best supplements for runners? Then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s the truth. There are plenty of fitness supplements designed to help runners, from speeding up recovery to improving muscle strength and even increasing lung capacity…

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Publication:Runner's Blueprint
Author:Runner's Blueprint
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Under the Weather? These Are the 9 Types of Tea That Can Help Soothe Your Symptoms,

Anytime you’re feeling under the weather, it’s paramount that you have your go-to relaxation remedies at the ready. Whether it’s Ginger Ale (sipped through a bendy straw, obviously), cueing up “The Price Is Right” on TV, or closing your eyes under a cold compress, taking these small-but-soothing steps can be an important part of healing […]

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Author:Hannah Schneider
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What Are the Army Combat Fitness Test Standards for 2022?

The new army combat fitness test standards include new scoring standards, updated physical events, and require soldiers to have at least six months to practice before the test of note. While the minimum requirements remain gender-neutral, the new test includes “age-based performance results and performance based on third-party analysis…  

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Publication:Project Swole
Author:Project Swole
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Relationship Success: 8 Reasons to Marry a Fit Person

Marriage is about a lot more than looks. It’s shallow to use fitness as a criterion for mate material and relationship success. Marriage is about communication, bonding, friendship, and intimacy, not abs!…

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Publication:T Nation
Author:Chris Shugart
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Natural Ways to Lower Cholesterol Levels in the Body

In simplest terms, cholesterol is a waxy substance present in your blood. It is essential for the build-up of healthy cells in your body.  Although it is a crucial blood component, an excess might lead to heart health issues…

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Author:Parul Dube
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Why Does Coffee Make You Poop?

One of the most common morning rituals of people around the globe is the habitual consumption of coffee. For some, it’s an actual process, preferring to make their own perfect cup of pour-over or fresh French press brew, while others prefer to wait in line at their local cafe and have someone else make it […]

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Publication:The Manual
Author:Jeff Turbett
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VR Fitness Has to Prove It’s More Than a Video Game

Aaron Stanton has worked with many test subjects, but one in particular sticks out in his memory, encapsulating the power and the challenge of VR fitness. A few days prior, the subjects had come in to establish their peak levels of endurance: They ran on a treadmill wearing a heart rate monitor, oxygen mask, and harness […]

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Publication:Front Office Sports
Author:Owen Poindexter
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Presidential Physical Fitness Test: Can You Pass It Now?

If your school days are behind you, you probably remember a gym-class rite of passage: the Presidential Physical Fitness Test. For all of you folks lucky enough to avoid this public school tradition — which, thankfully, ended in 2012 — this battery of tests was given twice a year to schoolchildren…

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Publication:Beachbody on Demand
Author:Andrew Hefferman
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