Obesity is on the rise, and experts point to many factors including sedentary lifestyles, screen time and diet. This month, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a statementidentifying sugar as one of the major culprits, saying “excess consumption of added sugars, especially from sugary drinks, poses a grave health threat to children and adolescents.”
Visceral body fat is different from the thin, pinchable layer of fat you might notice on your arms or thighs. While an appropriate amount of body fat is normal and healthy, visceral body fat is particularly hazardous to your health.
If you track your carbs, time your laps and rarely forget your FitBit at home, you already understand the importance of collecting health data. But a test once utilized only in labs for elite athletes is now bringing more powerful fitness data to anyone, whether you’re a badminton buff or serial marathoner. The benefits of VO2 max testing reach far outside the realm of exercise—you can expect valuable insight into your risk for disease, energy level and even nutrition requirements.
When you throw on some acid wash jeans, pull your hair into a scrunchie, or press play on that Rolling Stones playlist, some could say you’re “showing your age.” But science today indicates that our outward appearances and (sometimes vintage) preferences only tell us so much about what’s going on inside.
January fly by too quick? Do you feel like you’re behind on your health and fitness goals? Every feel like there’s so much information and don’t know where to turn? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. To make easier for you to stay on top of your game and keep up to date with the latest, we took the guess work out and complied the top 20 health and fitness blogs to keep your eyes on this year.