In 2012, more than a third of children and teens were overweight or obese, according to the Center for Disease Control. One possible culprit: Lack of activity, according to a new analysis presented at the Congressional Fitness Caucus briefing in Washington, D.C. in late April
Coined the "U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth," the analysis revealed that the U.S. is failing when it comes to getting kids to walk or bike. The country also received a 'D' for overall physical activity and avoiding sedentary habits.
In the News
In the season four premiere of ABC’s hit series, Extreme Weight Loss, trainer and host Chris Powell visits EXOS’ (formerly Athletes’ Performance) Phoenix, Ariz. facility to offer one contestant the opportunity to train among the pros.
Trevor Moawad, vice president of pro and elite sports at EXOS, has years of experience working with top college and professional athletes and corporate clients. This year, he notably worked with top draftees, including #1 pick Jadeveon Clowney, #2 pick Greg Robinson, and #3 pick Blake Bortles. He sat down with Ilan Mochari from Inc. magazine to share his four keys for dealing with high-pressure moments. Check out the excerpts below to harness your winning mindset.
Red meat, eaten in moderation, can add a punch of muscle-building protein to your diet. But with so many choices, it can be hard to know which cuts are the best. Use these simple guidelines to choose the best meat possible.
Well at Work
Did you take all of your vacation days last year? If so, you're in the minority among workers whose companies offered paid time off, according to researchers at Glassdoor, an employment website.
While eating clean, or choosing minimally processed, natural foods, can help you lose weight, boost energy, and improve performance, it can be a challenge to eat perfectly all the time. Many of us go days, weeks, months, or even years without even putting much thought into what we’re eating. By the time we do think about it, we’re often so overwhelmed that we go in the other direction and try to eat too perfectly, which isn’t sustainable. No one is perfect, and putting that kind of pressure on yourself can lead to unhealthy habits. The solution: Adopt the 80/20 mindset.
The average grocery store juice you can buy off the shelf is high in sugar and preservatives. Enjoy tastier (and healthier) juices by making them right in your own kitchen. All you need is a juicer. Juice these fruit and veggie combos and drink them up to kickstart your day. Click on the image above for seven healthy juice recipes.
Well at Work
Is the tug-of-war between work and home life stressing you out? There's a simple way to combat it, according to a new study published in the journal Human Resources Management. The solution: Lace up your gym shoes and work out.
Staying hydrated can be a challenge for military personnel who often deal with hot, dry conditions over long periods. Factor in long-sleeved, layered uniforms and heavy rucksacks, and it’s tough to fend off dehydration. But with proper planning, it’s possible not only to avoid dehydration but also to improve performance by staying adequately hydrated, says Bob Calvin, a performance nutritionist at EXOS, who has worked extensively with the military. Here are four key strategies to do just that.
What we drink has a major impact on our overall health, and it's a sticking point for many people trying to clean up their diet. As a first step, many people opt for diet sodas over their favorite canned beverage. It's diet, so it might be better, right? Not so fast, says a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. Drinking diet drinks can actually lead to more frequent and less healthy snacking habits.
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The Performance Life
Train an often overlooked area with this mini-workout from Core Performance’s founder.
When you feel your creativity lacking, taking a walk can help you find inspiration, according to a small study from Stanford University researchers.
Follow this three-step nutrition plan to improve your focus, boost energy, and power your performance
A new survey found that only 25 percent of employees with paid time off took advantage of it in 2013.
Here's what you need to know about using obstacle races to build teamwork at work.