SCW Spotlite: Issue 11
September 14, 2019
Enjoy this biweekly buzz about all things fitness. Fitness Pros are always on the go, so we’ll leave the “Lite” on!
Not Too Fast: Is Intermittent Fasting All It’s Cracked Up To Be?
by Sam Roth, MA
An increasingly common trend in current diet advice is advocacy of a fasting-mimicking diet or, as it is better known, Intermittent Fasting (IF). Claims made about Intermittent Fasting range from fat loss and increased energy all the way to combating cancer and diabetes while increasing longevity. If these prove to be true, Intermittent Fasting is potentially a powerful dietary intervention and we should look into it.
There's No Place Like Foam : Active Aging Foam Rolling
As a decades-long fitness industry veteran, Sara Kooperman clearly understands the value of foam rolling. Yet, ironically, it was a bruise-inducing session at home, driven by the competitive nature of her four 20-something sons, that led Kooperman to realize this valuable recovery method could be profitably adopted for older individuals.
Increase Your Speed with Resistance Bands
Stroops
Speed training with resistance bands is one of the most effective ways to get faster. A common misconception is that if you do more sprints, you will get faster. You might get minor increases in speed however, your body needs to be introduced to an external stimulus to increase strength, acceleration, explosiveness, and ultimately speed. We break down some of the best speed training techniques you can do...
Why is Barre Sweeping Through Hollywood?
by Tricia Murphy-Madden Co-Creator Barre Above
With Barre studios popping up on every corner like Starbucks did in the 90’s, they must be doing something right. Movie stars over the past decade have sworn by barre workouts and juice cleanses for giving them camera ready bodies so it’s no wonder that Barre has become a mainstay. Is it because we've invented the ultimate secret to a strong fit body? 
Fall is Here, Get in the Spirit With This Healthy & Hearty Meal Option
Cookie + Kate
Is this stuffed acorn squash pretty or what? Roasted acorn squash halves topped with herbed quinoa make a delicious holiday-worthy main dish. It’s the perfect option if you’re serving vegetarian and gluten-free eaters. This recipe is simple enough to put together on a relaxed weeknight, too.
Exercise Can Help Fight Off Alzheimer's, But How?
Medical News Today
September is World's Alzheimer's Month, take deeper look into the correlation between the disease and fitness. Exercis e is a vital element of a healthful lifestyle; it helps maintain heart health, improve mood, and fight weight gain. New research also suggests that it can protect a person's cognitive skills, and a new study uncovers fresh information as to how this can happen.
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