The Weekly Burn: For Your Future Self

The Weekly Burn

We spend a lot of time scouring the web 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!)

Every day, we try to make choices our future selves will thank us for — from eating right to completing our workouts. We celebrate anything that makes it easier for others to do so, too, including arming kids with health knowledge.  

For Your Future Self

According to the new documentary Fed Up, sugar is added to 80 percent of processed foods in the United States, a leading cause in the rise of childhood obesity rates. The film takes a critical look at the food industry’s role in this public health crisis. (Fed Up)



Choose to be active now, and you’ll remember more down the line. A study shows that those who were fit at age 25 performed better on memory tests later in life than their inactive peers. (Well Blog




Leap Fitness TrackerLogging your steps isn’t just for adults any more. A new fitness tracker is aimed at keeping children active and away from the computer screen. It comes with an app that parents can use to tracker their little ones’ movement. (Fast Company)



Food Obsession in ChildrenObsession with food can start young, and parents can struggle with how to handle it in a healthy way. Research shows that restriction often backfires and instead, children should learn about why they’re hungry for a certain kind of food. (Raise Healthy Eaters)