The Weekly Burn: Counterintuitive Fitness News

The Weekly Burn

We spend a lot of time scouring the Internet to stay up on the hottest health and fitness trends, and each week, we’ll be sharing with you the best of what we read. (It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it!)

This week, we read about quite a few studies that challenged conventional health and fitness knowledge. One thing we’re sure of: Eating well and exercising will always be good for you!

Counterintuitive Fitness News


NPR - Coffee Dehydration StudyGood news for caffeine addicts: A new study finds that our favorite stimulant does not contribute to dehydration, as once believed. (NPR)





Restorative Yoga - Weight Loss - YogaDorkRestorative yoga has a very low calorie burn, but according to a new study, its stress-releasing qualities can actually help with weight loss. (YogaDork)





Meditation - POPSUGAR FitnessIf your day starts hectic, it will probably remain crazy. With a morning meditation, you can stay calm throughout the day. (POPSUGAR Fitness)





Geoff - DailyBurn StairsSigns reminding workers to skip the elevators and better access to stairs may increase activity, a new study discovers. (Our fitness-tracker obsessed team agrees!) (Reuters





Dori's Shiny Blog - Richmond MarathonA marathon is the culmination of months of training for a race that takes only a few hours. What happens when those hours don’t go as expected and you don’t reach your goal? (Dori’s Shiny Blog)





Fitnessista - Eggless BreakfastWe love these options for egg-free protein-packed breakfasts for those days when we want to switch things up. (The Fitnessista)