Speed Read: Top Stories in Fitness & Health (4/29/16)

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



Why You Shouldn’t Exercise to Lose Weight, Explained with 60+ Studies

While exercising certainly goes hand in hand with weight loss, nutrition plays the most important role. It’s true; you can’t out-exercise a bad diet. Aside from aiding weight loss, there are many additional health benefits associated with breaking a sweat. – Vox


What You Really Need to Know About Protein

Protein is integral to building muscle and increasing strength, but it can be a confusing topic for many. Learn how much protein you should be eating, how to build it into each meal, and what to do if you’re vegan or vegetarian. – Well+Good


How to Hack Your Google Calendar to Reach Your Goals

Your packed schedule is no longer an excuse for skipping workouts. The Google Calendar app now includes a feature to auto-schedule time to work towards your goals. – Daily Burn


Hate exercising? Short Burst Could Be Just As Effective

Dr. Jordan Metzl of New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery explains the benefits of just 15 minutes of HIIT and how to fit it in with longer workouts for optimal fitness. – CBS This Morning


Attitude Makes A Champion, Study Shows

It’s not surprising, but attitude is everything when it comes to facing and overcoming obstacles, especially when you're aspiring to be the best. – Science Daily


Refueling After Your Workout

Kat Williams, a new contributor to the Cybex Blog, discusses the importance of protein in post-workout recovery. – Cybex Blog

Smart is the new strong.
The Cybex Team


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Cybex is a provider and manufacturer of premium commercial fitness equipment. Content featured in the Cybex Fitness Blog is meant to inspire healthy living and wellness and should not be taken as medical advice. As always, be sure to consult a physician if you are unsure of your individual exercise readiness or have a pre-existing medical condition. While these programs offer great benefits, there are many considerations that should be weighed before attempting any type of physical activity.

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