6 Winter Fitness Fashion Trends to Inspire Your Workout Now

Newszoom – Ok, just because Summer is over and sweater season is just around the corner doesn’t mean your fitness routine has to “fall” by the wayside this season. Lucky for you, fitness fashion trends this Winter are hotter than ever– from color blocking to faux leather and peek-a-boo mesh there is something for everyone. Just because you are staying active doesn’t mean you can’t look amazing while doing it.

We know the secret to getting yourself to the gym really isn’t a workout buddy but getting excited to wear a whole new wardrobe, so make this Winter your fittest yet! Here are six fun trends you can wear now.

Mesh

mesh

Who wouldn’t want to gear up in a sleek all-black getup, which consists of a performance-packed mesh sleeve top and breathe-easy, mesh leggings. This style has attitude, and will leave people wondering: Did she really wear that to boot camp?  We love it..

Lattice work

lattice-work

Lattice work is where it’s at. This crop will tie up all your workout wardrobe’s loose ends. Strap it on for a high intensity run or take it to the studio for a Pilates session. This crop top and capris will keep you sweat-free and moving to the beat. So when its starting to get chilly outside, it doesn’t mean you have to stop looking hot while working out.

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FDA approves weight-management drug Contrave

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Silver Spring, MD., Sept. 13, 2014 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Contrave (naltrexone hydrochloride and bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets) as treatment option for chronic weight management in addition to a reduced-calorie diet and physical activity.

The drug is approved for use in adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater (obesity) or adults with a BMI of 27 or greater (overweight) who have at least one weight-related condition such as high blood pressure (hypertension), type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol (dyslipidemia).

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Mediterranean diet linked with lower risk of heart disease among young U.S. workers

Mediterranean diet linked with lower risk of heart disease among young U.S. workers

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Boston, MA , Feb. 5, 2014 – Among a large group of Midwestern firefighters, greater adherence to Mediterranean-style diet was associated with lower risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). The study is the first to assess the effects of Mediterranean-style diet among a group of young, working U.S. adults.

The study was published online in PLOS ONE on February 4, 2014.

“Our study adds more evidence showing the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet, even after adjusting for exercise and body weight,” said Stefanos Kales, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health at HSPH and chief of occupational and environmental medicine at CHA.

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Nutrition Science for Fitness and Wellness Professionals Certificate of Advanced Achievement Now Available from Wexford University

Nutrition Science for Fitness and Wellness Professionals Certificate of Advanced Achievement Now Available from Wexford University

You can earn your “Certificate of Advanced Achievement” and get credits for most fitness and sports associations.

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, September 2, 2013 – While babies only consume a few ounces of food a day, people’s needs and preferences for food continue to evolve throughout the human lifespan. With that in mind, Wexford University, a 100 percent online university with flexible scheduling and affordable tuition, now offers a continuing education course in Nutrition Science for Fitness and Wellness Professionals. The course, which results in a Certificate of Advanced Achievement, is available at http://wexford.edu/continuing-education-courses-for-health-fitness-personal-training-nutrition-and-sports-coaching-professionals/.

The introductory nutrition course focuses on a scientific investigation of the nature, the role and metabolism of nutrition in human health at all stages of life – from childhood to the elderly – with an emphasis on digestion, absorption and metabolism of food and nutrition as well as planning dietary intake.

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Cardio and Weight Training Reduces Access to Health Care in Seniors

Cardio and Weight Training Reduces Access to Health Care in Seniors

Forget apples — lifting weights and doing cardio can also keep the doctors away, according a new study. (Credit: Image courtesy of University of British Columbia)

British Columbia and Vancouver, Canada – May 28, 2013 — Forget apples — lifting weights and doing cardio can also keep the doctors away, according a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.

The study, published today in the online journal PLOS ONE, followed 86 women, aged 70- to 80-years-old, who were randomly assigned to participate in weight training classes, outdoor walking classes, or balance and toning classes (such as yoga and pilates) for six months. All participants have mild cognitive impairment, a well-recognized risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

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