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Health and Fitness News

Yes, I've been reading again!

I guess the idea of doing this blog once a month is to really give me a reference point to come back to, but also to give you a bit of insight as to what is happening in the world of health and fitness.

The first article that took my eye was this article by Krista Scott-Dixon. In it, she discusses all the 'rules' that need to broken if you want to have a healthy relationship with food. In a nutshell:

  • Aim for 'good enough' instead of perfect;
  • Let go of food rules;
  • Give up on 'cheat days';
  • Own your choices;
  • Stop rationalising;

Here's an interesting one. This study out of Korea shows that at midlife/menopause, being overweight and a lack of exercise put women at a much higher risk of having metabolic syndrome (the cluster of conditions that predisposes people to diabetes and heart disease). So let's keep moving, ladies!! 

One for the kids: Children who accumulated more than 60 minutes per day of physical activity scored better in Basic Human Movement and Fundamental Movement Skills testing than their less active peers. 


Running helps prevent knee arthritis? Well, yes. According to this article from the Back in Motion Group. Even more reason to take up running!

And one to get you thinking... 'A boy and a doctor were fishing. The boy is the doctor's son, but the doctor is not the boy's father.'