Speed Read: Top Stories in Fitness & Health (3/25/16)

“Speed Read” is your “go to” source for the week’s top fitness, health and wellness news – the stories you need to know now.



Randi Zuckerberg Talks Facebook, Streams Live from IHRSA 2016

A look into Randi Zuckerberg’s IHRSA 2016 keynote speech and her thoughts on how the fitness industry can best use social media channels. – IHRSA Blog


A New Procedure Could Revolutionize ACL Repairs


A pioneering procedure, which uses a sponge bridge to connect two torn ends of the ligament, looks hopeful as a less-invasive option for ACL repairs. – The Boston Globe


PHIT Act Support Surges After Industry and Athletes Take Capitol Hill

On March 16, celebrity athletes and representatives took Capitol Hill by storm, spurring unprecedented support for the PHIT Act and positioning it for possible passage later this year. – SFIA


Seriously, America? Study finds mere 2.7 percent of U.S. adults meet criteria for ‘healthy lifestyle’

According to a study by Oregon State University, the University of Mississippi and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, nearly every adult in the country has a failing "healthy lifestyle" grade. – The Washington Post


Mindfulness Meditation May Reduce Low Back Pain

Mindfulness-based stress reduction may be an effective treatment option for those with chronic lower back pain, researchers say. – Live Science


Are You Ready to Get STRONG?

This April, a new kind of reality show premieres on NBC, showcasing the grit, determination and physical strength of 10 contestants. Learn more about the show, “Strong,” which features Cybex trainer favorites Todd Durkin and Chris Ryan. – Cybex Blog


Smart is the new strong.
The Cybex Team


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