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Lifting weights may help reduce diabetes risk

Any more United Kingdom-related news and information in this version of This Week in the Fitness Industry and we would have to serve you fish and chips while you read.

There is a study reported in the BBC, and news about UK chains Virgin Active and Fitness First. 

Read about it all, and more, in This Week in the Fitness Industry.

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Study: more Americans working out than you think

This Week in the Fitness Industry took a couple weeks off while it was traveling for work. So, we think we may have made up for it with some great stories.

  • More Americans working out
  • UK needs to work getting girls to exercise
  • Celebrity Fitnness opens at Jakarta Stock Exchange
  • HealthCity/Basic-Fit buys out partner

Read on to read more on each.

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Not all products are as advertised

As more and more people are discovering the benefits of getting in shape, fitness industry products are taking advantage. And with the Olympics the past couple weeks it is in our face even more. 

A team of University of Oxford (U.K.) researchers with the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine looked into the need of products – many that don’t work. 

At the forefront are those that help athletes increase performance and claim to improve muscle recovery. The pored over 550 studies and found that millions of dollars are being spend on products that not only don’t work but may cause harm. 

Also in This Week in the Fitness Industry:

  • President Obama at 51
  • Equinox to open in Toronto
  • Cameron Diaz to pen fitness book
  • a great place to find workout partner
  • New and hot apps
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Study finds a correlation between going to the gym and a higher salary

Billy (Vasilios) D. Kosteas, a professor at Cleveland State University, found that going to a gym and being shape results in a higher salary.Cleveland State University associate professor Billy (Vasilios) D. Kosteas, who specializes in International Economics, Labor Economics and Development Economics, wrote a paper that found that those who regularly exercise on average earn 9% more than those who do not.

He explained that the purpose was to see if there was a relationship between being in shape and making more money.

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