One burger = 2.6 miles? No thanks!

One burger = 2.6 miles? No thanks!

Posted Mar 25, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

New research suggests that putting conversions on restaurant menus that are based on physical activities—as opposed to just calorie counts—can persuade people to make healthier choices. A study at

Belly Fat increases Colon Cancer Risk

Belly Fat increases Colon Cancer Risk

Posted Mar 22, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

A new study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, shows that abdominal (visceral) fat packed deep between the organs increases intestinal and colon cancer risk. There had been skepticis

Exercise Helps You Keep Your Cool

Exercise Helps You Keep Your Cool

Posted Mar 19, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

A recent analysis of published evidence in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, indicates that short stints of moderately intense exercise seem to boost self control in preadolescent children (6–

Exercise for Better Sleep

Exercise for Better Sleep

Posted Mar 11, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

The National Sleep Foundation’s 2013 Sleep in America® poll shows a compelling association between exercise and better sleep. Participants were asked to identify how often they exercised and ho

The Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Diet

The Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Diet

Posted Mar 6, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

An impressive study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that people at high risk for heart disease reduce their risk of heart attacks and strokes by 30% by switching to a Mediterran

Feeling mean? Eat green!

Feeling mean? Eat green!

Posted Feb 26, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

A recent University of Warwick and Dartmouth College study reports that people who eat 7 servings of fruits or vegetables a day report being “happier” than those who don’t. After studying the ea

5 Surprising Habits to Avoid

5 Surprising Habits to Avoid

Posted Feb 25, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

We all know that smoking, fast food and distracted driving are bad habits to avoid—but here are a few more that may surprise you. These seemingly habits may not warrant their own PSA, but are discou

Eat Like a VIP Trainer

Eat Like a VIP Trainer

Posted Feb 21, 2013 by Gym Source in Nutrition.

Physical trainers are on the front lines of fitness, and are often asked for advice on diet and nutrition as much as they are about exercise. In fact, according to a recent survey by the American Coun

Suspension Training and TRX

Suspension Training and TRX

Posted Feb 21, 2013 by Gym Source in Featured Fitness Products.

There’s no denying the growing demand for suspension training systems, which leverage gravity and user body weight for virtually limitless exercise options. And there’s no denying the benefit of o

Shake Up Your Diet With Simple Food Swaps

Shake Up Your Diet With Simple Food Swaps

Posted Jan 30, 2013 by Gym Source in Weight Loss/Weight Management.

When it comes to our daily food intake, many of us are on autopilot. We buy, prepare and eat the same food week after week. Thinking of cleaning out your pantry and starting fresh? Starting today, you

The Dieter’s Dilemma—Resolved

The Dieter’s Dilemma—Resolved

Posted Jan 18, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

It’s the classic dilemma for dieters everywhere: How to lose weight without feeling hungry? Scientists say you can lose weight (and keep it off) by making small diet changes that stick. In fact, res

7 Sleep Strategies to Snooze By

7 Sleep Strategies to Snooze By

Posted Jan 16, 2013 by Gym Source in Health and Wellness.

Are you getting enough sleep, or are you too tired to tell? “Insomnia is a bona fide health problem,” says Dr. Rubin Naiman, PhD, an internationally-recognized leader in integrative sleep