The Best and Worst Health and Fitness News This Week

Time for our week in Health and Fitness News. This week’s edition: this week’s Paleo recipe of the week, how to use a fever to your body’s advantage, the real truth about fish, why it may be harder for African American women to lose weight than Caucasian women, and more!

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I love fish. I could eat fish and then follow it up by fish for dessert. The only thing that annoys me about fish is the people that tell me it’s doing a dis-service to my body by giving me too much mercury. The guys over at Renegade Fitness summed up The Real Truth about fish quite nicely.

Paleo recipe of the week: Chia and Wild Blueberry Bowl. Wondering why you should be eating chia? See our health benefits of chia seed.

The Best Health and Fitness News This Week

1. A nice rebuttal defending multivitamins.

A few weeks ago a study was released stating that multivitamins are a waste of money. Well, they’re not. And the article above describes why quite nicely.

2. Is Weight Loss Harder For African-American Women?

A study coming out in the International Journal of Obesity claims that weight loss for African-American women is harder than for Caucasian women. It’s an interesting study but one should not fall victim to their hurdles because of this. If anything, this furthers the notion that not one diet/exercise regimen is perfect for EVERYone. It’s rule number one of nutrition.

3. Are Knee Operations To Repair Torn Cartilage A Waste Of Time?

According to a new study it is. In this study 146 patients who had meniscal tears were selected to be a part of the study. Their meniscal tears were not from trauma but rather from wear and tear. None of the patients had arthritis of the knee. The patients were divided into two groups and one group had a standard meniscus surgery and the other group underwent a mock surgery to make the patients think they had surgery on their knee. In reality, nothing was performed. A year later, both groups said they felt their knees felt better than before the operation. Something to think about if your doctor is recommending meniscal surgery.

4. How A Fever Benefits Your Immune System

Within the last few weeks the frequency of patients testing positive for the flu bacteria have been increasing dramatically. Learn how having a fever can benefit your illness and your immune system.

The Worst In Health and Fitness News

Believe it or not, it’s been a slow news week with the ending of the holidays and all. Nothing was that newsworthy. Unless of course, you have something you’d like to share?

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