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APRIL 25,2012 [ CYBEX SPEED READ ] YOUR SHORT-CUT FOR FITNESS NEWS. [ IN THIS ISSUE ] FAT LOSS VS. WEIGHT LOSS, SCHOOL OBESITY, AND FITNESS COMES BACK INTO STYLE, [ + ] AN INSPIRING STORY OF A TEN YEAR OLD WHO TURNED BULLYING INTO A FAMILY FRIENDLY FOOD PROGRAM BASED ON PORTION CONTROL.
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[INSPIRATION] Boy Who Changed His Family’s Diet
This is the story of Marshall Reid who, at only 10, turned a fellow student's cruel words into a powerful anti-obesity program called "Portion Size Me." The program was inspired by Super Size Me - only Marshall asked to do the opposite through portion control. (We see a "Snack Wars" TV show coming soon!) [NEW YORK TIMES]
NYT Slide Show, Living "Portion Size Me"
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[TESTING TIP] Fitness: why weight loss and fat loss are not the same
Losing weight may be top your goal, but when it comes to results, you want fat loss to go and lean muscle to stay. Gauging your fat loss by mounting your scale can be a poor way to determine your rate of success. Skip the scale and curry favor instead by testing your real body composition to ensure you're on the right path. [KANSAS CITY STAR] 4/18
[FIT SCHOOLS] Student fitness improves with anti-obesity program
For a state that's starving economically, there seems to be a frenzy of action in California's fight to keep our kids healthy. Responding to obesity trends, California required public schools to provide 20-40 minutes of daily exercise, increased health education and the discontinuation of high-fat, high-sugar foods and drinks. So far, positive results! [REUTERS] 3/23
[STYLE TRENDS] Fitness: The New 'It' Bag
Fitness is the new fashion, and -- not surprisingly -- it is quickly taking a greater portion of wallet share. At over $20 billion, the U.S. fitness market continues to grow at a solid clip. But seriously - does fitness every really go out of style? (Never!) [Huffington Post] 4/5
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