Time for the best and worst Health and Fitness News from the week. This weeks edition: Recipe of the week: Paleo recipe of the week. How running in minimalist shoes can lead to an increase in foot arch height. Has antibiotic resistance now reached all corners of the world? Does calling a girl fat put her at risk for obesity? And how fish oil prevents cognitive decline. All that and more!

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Interesting two year study done on those who wear minimalist shoes which showed: an increase in arch height from running in minimalist shoes.

This would have tremendous positive effects on those who are flat footed.

Recipe of the week: Featuring cilantro and scallion salmon cakes with sriracha lime mayo sauce via Primal Bliss Nutrition.

Blast From Our Past: Halloween as long come and gone but you should still read up on the health benefits of pumpkin.

Also: The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf is 47% off for a limited time.

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So it turns out…the type of strenuous physical activity you do on your job makes a difference on your mobility level when you’re older. A study of over 5,000 people showed that strenuous job activity led to certain immobility later in life. Because of this, it’s even more important to focus on the “smaller” types of exercises that help to balance your strengths and help keep you mobile in the long run.

We talk a lot about the health benefits of omega-3 here and another study shows up in support of omega-3. Omega-3 has been linked to cognitive development (and also cognitive decline with age with a lack of). Another study comes out that shows a diet low in seafood (particularly that of fish high in omega-3) was linked increased cognitive decline in elderly.

The bad news for antibiotics is: the WHO now says antibiotic resistance is now prevalent in all regions of the world.

Have a serious injury? Scientists can now grow new muscle from material made from pigs.

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It also turns out, calling a girl fat increases the risk for obesity. A study of over 2,000 girls at age 10 to age 19 found that those girls who were told that they were fat were 1.66 times more likely to be obese at age 19 if they were told that they were too fat. Researchers made the connection that “being labled too fat is creating an additional likelihood of being obese.”

While I’m not too sure that there can actually be a “link” between the two. Research already shows that those who are overweight in their childhood are also at an increased risk for being overweight when they reach adulthood. I’m sure that eating choices, education, and amount of activity have a far GREATER effect. In a professional setting (or even concerned parents), how does one tell someone that they need to lose weight without telling them they’re too heavy?

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