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Friday
Aug292014

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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Wednesday
Aug272014

Family to educate about fitness on 50-week, around-the-world trip

Paul Brown knows how to get a point across. After all, he was named the 2014 Presenter of the Year by the Australian Fitness Network.

It is safe to say that his latest endeavor will be heard by many and most likely taken to heart by the majority. We’re talking possibly tens of millions of people. That is his hope anyway.

Paul and his wife, Jacqui, are huge promoters of fighting the battle against childhood obesity, sedentary behavior and type 2 diabetes, especially among youth.

So the two industry veterans, along with their 9-year-old son, Ben, are hitting the road for almost a year to promote sports and healthy lifestyles to children and families alike.

But this isn’t a venture that will see them on a stage with a PowerPoint presentation on a giant screen behind them with a couple hundred people with laptops and notebooks jotting down key points. 

The Browns are putting on 50 Sports in 50 Weeks, a globe-trotting adventure that will take them from their home in Australia to Siberia, the United States, Europe, back to Australia, and many, many destinations in between. At each spot they will learn the intricacies and fundamentals from a well-known athlete in the sport, often in an iconic spot or stadium. In some cases they will watch a championship event, taking in the sport as a spectator.

Read on to see where they are going, who they are learning from, and more.

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Friday
Aug152014

Sitting at work may be worse than smoking

Sorry we missed you last week. We were getting our education on at the IHRSA Institute.

Maybe this week will make up for it:

  • standing while you work
  • CrossFit dating game
  • fitness retreats popularity
  • best fitness Twitter accounts

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

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Friday
Jan312014

Yes, Baby Boomers can (and should) exercise

Inactivity is the theme of the latest version of This Week in the Fitness Industry.

We have the necessity of Baby Boomers exercising, Anytime Fitness publishing its Weight of the Union, inactivity in England, and obesity trends in youth.

Check out This Week in the Fitness Industry.

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