The Weekly Burn: Making Healthy Choices Sustainable

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!)

At DailyBurn, we’re all about making a healthy lifestyle sustainable through realistic choices. Our favorite articles this week were thought-provoking reads on functional fitness and weight loss as a community effort.  

Making Healthy Choices Sustainable

Functional FitnessHas functional fitness changed you for the better? It has for this new exerciser who got a deeper understanding of her body, and what it’s capable of each day. (Relentless Forward Commotion




ThinfluenceYou may think of weight loss as a lonely, solitary endeavor, but the authors of Thinfluence believe external factors can play a major role in our health success. The book outlines a three-step strategy to achieving your goals without extreme lifestyle changes. (The Atlantic) Photo: Flickr



Functional FoodBy now you’ve heard about functional fitness, but what about functional food? (Read: foods that include ingredients for the purpose of boosting health benefits.) Some of the top trends in this market include probiotic drinks and protein-boosted products. Get the skinny here. (Nutrition Unplugged)



Prescribe a BikeThe new Prescribe-a-Bike program, a partnership between the City of Boston and Boston Medical Center, will subsidize bike-sharing memberships for low-income residents. Doctors will be able to prescribe patients a membership to the Hubway program for $5 a year, in hopes of combatting obesity among city residents. (Boston Globe)  



Carb Content FruitIf you’re trying to cut back on carbs, you might have sworn off fruit for its high sugar and carbohydrate content. But not all fruits are created equal. Refer to this handy chart to see the count in your favorite juicy snack. (There’s only 17 grams of carbs in an apricot!) (POPSUGAR FitnessPhoto: Pond5