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Spot in brain that motivates mice to exercise is discovered

Image courtesy of ratch0013 at FreeDigitalPhotos.netLooking for some reading this long Labor Day wekeend (OK, for those in the United States)? This Week in the Fitness Industry should take up a small chunk of that time.

As always, a wide range of subjects:

  • part of brain responsible for exercise motivation found in mice
  • workouts in space
  • link between obesity and certain cancers
  • abdominal obesity in youth leveling off

Check them all out in This Week in the Fitness Industry.


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Who invented the dreaded burpee?

As always, we like to deliver you a wide array of news on the health and fitness industry in This Week in the Fitness Industry. 

We may have outdone ourselves this time around. How about:

  • history of the burpee
  • health club in an airport
  • exercise helping cancer patient
  • rebranding of a popular chain

Read on for more on all This Week in the Fitness Industry entries.

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More people need to realize the benefits of exercise

It would be hard to argue that exercise is not a wonder drug. It fixes many ills, like aspirin, and is a savior, like penicillin was in the early 1900s.

Earlier this month a study in the Journal of Oncology at Johns Hopkins said that the “wonder drug” decreased the fatality rate among men who had been diagnosed with prostrate cancer.

If you add this latest good news to the other benefits – cutting the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer, as well as stimulating your brain and relieving stress – an obvious question arises.

Why aren’t more people exercising?

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