Speed Read: Top Stories in Fitness & Health (2/12/16)

Introducing “Speed Read” – your new “go to” source for the week’s top fitness, health and wellness news. We know you’re busy, so leave the wading and surfing to us. Each week, the Cybex team will scour the web for the best content and share our favorites. Cybex Speed Reads are your shortcut to the news stories you need to know now.






People Who Exercise May Have Bigger Brains

According to a recent study, people with a poor fitness level in midlife are more likely to have smaller brains 20 years later. As if you needed another reason to hit the gym. – Time Magazine


The New Era of 30-Day Fitness Challenges


Fitness challenges are a growing trend in the industry, and for good reason. These 30-day commitments make goals feel attainable and are more manageable than lofty New Year’s resolutions. – The Wall Street Journal


Why We Get Running Injuries (and How to Prevent Them)

It’s no surprise that pounding the pavement can lead to running injuries, but according to a new study, a soft landing could help you prevent them. – The New York Times Well Blog


What The Healthiest People Do During Their Lunch Breaks

Hint: It’s not eating at their desk. Six health and fitness experts share their favorite tips and lunch recipes. At Cybex, we love fitting in a workout during breaks. – Huffington Post Healthy Living


Don’t Fall Off the “Fitness Cliff”: How to Stick to Your New Year’s Exercise Goals

If you’re not partaking in a 30-day fitness challenge (see above), motivation can be especially hard to come by this week. According to member attendance patterns at the Gold’s Gym chain, February 9 is the turning point each year when members fall off the “fitness cliff” and start skipping workouts. – CBS News


Have a Healthy Valentine's Day

Hoping to celebrate Valentine’s Day without all the sugar this year? We have your Valentine’s-inspired playlist, workout and health-conscious date ideas covered. – Cybex Blog


Smart is the new strong.
The Cybex Team


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