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This Week in Fitness: Exercise, weight loss assist in mobility for Type 2 diabetes sufferers

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that exercise and weight loss could help alleviate mobility issues among older overweight individuals with Type 2 diabetes.  

Researches found that a 1 percent drop in weight cut the risk of mobility problems by more than 7 percent. An increase in fitness by 1 percent resulted in mobility risks up to 2 percent.

Hunger Games inspires tough workouts

New workouts are popping up based on the best-selling book and blockbuster movie, Hunger Games. Thankfully for those taking part the end result isn’t one survivor and the rest of the class killed.

Athletes and trainers are focusing on the agility, strength and intense training that was necessary for the actors in the movie.

One Canadian personal trainer likens his workout to the plot, pitting teams against each other in an eight-week program during indoor and outdoor classes and competitions.

Bollywood Dancing, Freerunning among new hot classes announces seven new spring fitness classes that they believe will surely be big hits, including Bollywood Dance, Freerunning and Hoopnotica.

Move over, Seven Minute Abs.

High school gym class designed like health club

A Rhode Island high school has taken on a new initiative in order to teach kids how to create and stick with a physical fitness program. 

“Fitness First” has seen East Providence High School add cardio, circuit and aerobic rooms and a huge health and fitness center, similar to a health club. 

No time to get to the gym? Skypercise

A new trend is allowing those too busy to get to the gym to continue to work out.

Skypercise, or exercise using Skype, is becoming more and more popular around the country.

Now if you are always traveling, spend too much time at work or are constantly picking up and dropping off the kids you can still work up a sweat.



Reader Comments (1)

I am glad that the move Hunger Games is inspiring people to exercise. The benefits you can reap from the movie are endless.
March 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterUltra Review

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