The Olympics just so happens to fall during Ramadan and some Muslim athletes are choosing to postpone fasting of food and drink until after the Olympics so they can properly fuel their bodies. Others may just continue to honor Ramadan anyway.
Diabetes and pre-diabetes in adolescents has jumped from 9% in 2000, to 23% in 2008. 90% of those adolescents having type II diabetes (their body does not make enough of the hormone insulin or it does not utilize it properly.) This type of diabetes is seen with obesity. 1/3 of adolescents are overweight or obese and this increases their risk for high blood pressure, type II diabetes and other health problems. The saddest part of this article: research suggest there will be a 64% increase in diabetes in the next decade.
A short little article explaining the importance of protein and carbohydrates for exercise. Provides what to eat depending on length and time of day your workout will be. Good article for someone wanting quick information regarding fueling for fitness.
POM is said to have used insufficient evidence to back claims on it’s ads. If I am correct, these are some of the ads that were banned because of their deception.
This article contains a review of the following apps: Yoga with Janet Stone, Endomondo Pro, Nike Training Club, Zombies, Run!, Fleetly
Honestly, the Zombies, Run! sounds like a fun app, too bad it costs 7.99, but I just downloaded Fleetly to check and see what it’s all about!
And on the topic of apps, there is an anonymous social networking website weigh2rock.com, aimed to help obese youths lose weight. According to the article, the website started 11 years ago and have been a total of 17,628 users with a mean age of 14.2 and a mean body mass index of 32.7. There is also a mean weight loss of 7.4 pounds. There is an app called W8Loss2Go that was tested and a larger trial of the app will be conducted next month.
To put that BMI (body mass index) in perspective, I have provided the BMI percentiles of boys and girls age 2-20 years old
To use the charts you find the age of the child at the bottom and then find the BMI of the child you are charting and mark where they meet/intersect to get their percentage compared to other children their age.
Q: Did you find anything useful out of the information provided?
Q: Have you tried any of the apps listed above?
I always love reading articles on nutrition and keeping up to date with all the new apps being introduced. I think it’s a great resource since everyone seems to be connected to their phone.