Top Stories of the Week/12.11-18.11/Fitvize

Though there’s a lot of fitness&health related stuff in the world, reading the news is time consuming. Today we are in a mission to solve this problem and make it easier for you to be fitter and smarter. Are frozen fruits and vegetables as nutritious as fresh? How to deal with disappointment with grace? What a fitness studio and a restaurant have in common? And why could you still feel insecure even after getting in shape? We diligently curated the latest content of top online resources, and here is a short and sweet bundle of the most popular & inspiring stuff in the passing week. Stay happy and informed.

1. NBA 2K17 will reward players for achieving Fitbit goals, by Brian Heater, TechCrunch

Finally, you can get something tangible for achieving certain goals with your fitness tracker. A new partnership between Fitbit and game publisher 2K offers players in-game bonuses on NBA 2K17. For example, hitting 10,000 steps in a day, will provide access to a temporary boost to a player’s on-court performance, including agility, dunks and layups. All in all, not a bad set of skills for the fairly low bar of walking around five miles a day.

2. Are Frozen Fruits and Vegetables as Nutritious as Fresh? by Roni Caryn Rabin, The New York Times

Here comes the good news for all healthy nuts! After numerous researches it is clear, that the differences in nutrient levels between fresh and frozen are so minor that they would be unlikely to have an impact on overall health, and dietitians generally encourage people to eat as many fruits and vegetables as they can, in whatever form they enjoy.

3. An Entrepreneur’s Guide To Dealing With Disappointment, by Chris Myers, Forbes

When disappointment comes—and it always does—it’s easy to let it get you down on a number of fronts. However, for the sake of the company, the team, and your sanity, you’ll have to learn how to deal with the situation in a positive manner. And Hillary Clinton shows us the great example of that attitude.

4.  How A Fine Dining Background Serves This Fitness Studio Founder, by Katheryn Thayer Forbes

In workouts, and in restaurants, we go for a feeling, we go for an energy, not for bulky muscles only. “But I will only go to classes because it’s about the energy around me. And it’s the same for restaurants”, says Olivia Young, a restaurant industry veteran and founder of Box and Flow fitness studio. Read the article to get the idea.

5. How to have a positive day at work – every day, by Lara Morgan, The Telegraph

Clear on your plan of attack, give yourself ‘grey time’, learn how to communicate effectively and I have tools to cope with negativity – and you will always go further and faster.

6. Why You Still Feel Insecure Even After Getting in Shape, by Jessi Kneeland, Greatist

We assume that when you work hard and transform your body to look a certain way, you will automatically feel happy and secure. Unfortunately, that’s not always how it works. Many of people actually feel worse after reaching their goals—either right away or later down the line. The biggest reason is that the $60 billion-per-year weight-loss industry floods you with advertising designed to manipulate you into thinking the only thing standing between you and your dream life is the shape of your body. Read the article to find out all about this issue.

7. Running with the Apple Watch Nike+, by Megan Rose Dickey, TechCrunch

Still looking for a perfect running watch? In this article a half marathon runner compares the 42mm Apple Watch with a classy, stainless steel band and the Apple Watch Nike+. As a free little bonus, there are pretty awesome comments form other runners too. Enjoy!

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