The Weekly Burn: Buzzing with Controversy

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 couldn’t stop reading about The Biggest Loser winner’s extreme weight loss, CVS choosing to remove cigarettes from its shelves, and the cult of yoga.

Buzzing with Controversy 

Biggest Loser - RachelThe latest winner of The Biggest Loser, Rachel, set a show record for losing more than 60 percent of her body weight, and created an uproar on social media because of her extreme weight loss. (Time Healthland)




Yoga Cult - NY MagHow do you separate the cult of yogis from the culture of yoga? (The Cut)





CVS - CigarettesAs part of its push to become known as a healthcare company rather than a drugstore, CVS Caremark announced its plan to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by October 2014. (The New York Times)




Vitamins - Endurance Running - SelfIf you’re preparing for an upcoming race and taking supplements, take note: A new study shows that vitamins C and E may reduce the effectiveness of your training. (Self)




Is Fitness Instruction a Legitimate Career? - Rate Your BurnFitness instruction is a legitimate career. We love this ode to the instructor. (Rate Your Burn)





BuzzFeed - PuppyGetting up early to work out can be tough, but watching these cats do sit-ups makes things a little easier.(BuzzFeed)