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TOP NEWS IN FITNESS [SPEED-READ] 5/16

  
  
  

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MAY 16, 2012    [ CYBEX SPEED READ ]  YOUR SHORT-CUT FOR FITNESS NEWS.  [ IN THIS ISSUE ]   SOCIAL JET LAG LEADS TO TIRED MORNINGS AND WIDER WAISTLINES, DOGS NEED EXERCISE TOO, HBO’S NEW OBESITY CAMPAIGN, AND STUDY SHOWS EXERCISE BENEFITS METABOLIC SYNDROME.

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[FEATURED STORY] HBO: THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION

This week, HBO launches Weight of the Nation, a four part documentary series about obesity.  If you would rather scrape paint off the ceiling, we understand.  If the topic feels far removed from you, just remeber that obesity impacts us all through rippling.  Before you say no to HBO, learn the hard facts about obesity in the nation (care of the network).  In only a few minutes you should be clearer on the Weight of the Nation (and your wellbeing).  [HBO]

 

Imagine tiredly shuffling out of bed after lingering through two presses of the “snooze” button on a Monday morning. Not very difficult to "imagine"? If this sounds a little too familiar, chances are you are not adhering to your circadian rhythm, or body clock. When we have drastically different sleep schedules on weekends versus weekdays, aka “social jet lag”, the negative effects on our weight (and health) start to mount. [CNN/HEALTH.COM] 5/11

Experts say that, just like us humans, our furry best friends need daily aerobic exercise to stay healthy. So whether you are taking turns with Fido on the 770T (not recommended) or bringing him out for a 30 minute fetch session, make sure your dog is getting it’s oxygen flowing and blood pumping every day. [HEALTHDAY] 4/30

Stroke, depression, sleep disorders, type 2 Diabetes… the health conditions that positively benefit from exercise are many. Let’s add to the list. Metabolic syndrome, which affects roughly 25% of adults, puts you at risk for heart disease and diabetes. A recent study suggests that dynamic aerobic endurance exercise has a beneficial effect on the condition.   [MEDPAGE TODAY] 5/4

 

Stay Healthy and Go Strong!

Cybex Editorial Team

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Editor's Note:

Obesity is frequently related solely to an individual's personal health. But obsesity as an epidemic carries broader weight for the health of our economy, the nature of interpersonal relationships (early onset morbidity, life capacity, emotional health) and even global business practices or industrial designs (roads, aisles, health facilities).

Keep in mind:  Obesity requires positive support from friends and family. When in doubt, ask a trained medical professional for some ways in which you can provide safe ways to motivate your loved ones.

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