Top Stories of the Week/19.11-26.11/Fitvize

What to do inside when it’s chilly outside? Have a cup of cocoa and read our Fitvize Digest to be in tune with what’s new in fitness, health, and wellbeing. What is in Fitbit for adults, what are seven excellent ways to boost your sports motivation, and how jogging beats the effects of alcohol overconsumption? We diligently curated the latest content of top online resources, and here is a short and sweet bundle of the most popular and inspiring stuff in the passing week. Stay warm and informed.

1. Forget heliskiing – we’re all about heliyoga now, by Telegraph Travel, The Telegraph

Unfurl your yoga mat and knock out a few sun salutations: a new tour from Las Vegas airport promises “an exclusive helicopter flight followed by a private 75-minute yoga session at the Valley of Fire State Park.”  The tour gives you an opportunity to commune with nature and find nirvana.

2. Seven Ways to Upgrade Your Gym Bag, by Moti Ankari, Bloomberg Pursuits

“Bulking season is just around the corner” – that’s the Christmas spirit!  If you are looking for extra sports motivation, maybe, those Gucci shower slides for $190 will help or not. Anyway, this post presents seven fresh ideas to make someone fit-addicted happy.

3. Lovely is finally shipping the Fitbit for sexy times, by John Biggs, TechCrunch

Bored with calories and steps counting? Try this app that measures your position, speed, and attack angles during sex, and even gives you expert advice on how you did (Bad, Fair, Good, and Cool Ranch) and what sex positions to try later. What’s not to like?!

4. Is nutritious food really pricier, and, if so, is that really the problem? By Tamar Haspel, The Washington Post

The author tries to answer two questions: whether healthful food is more expensive, and whether it is the cost that stands between people and a better diet. The keynote is: no matter how cheap the processed foods are, the raw materials that go into them are even less expensive, meaning, you should opt for veggies, brown rice, and homemade grilled chicken.

5. Jogging the Brain, by Gretchen Reynolds, The NY Times

Surprisingly, aerobic exercise may meliorate some of the impacts of heavy drinking on the brain. This does not mean working out is a license to be lush, and still, if you overdo it this holiday season, going for a run is probably wise.

6. One or two glasses of wine per day could protect you from stroke, says study, by Peter Walker, The Independent

Light and moderate alcohol consumption, classed as up to two drinks per day, is associated with a 9 percent reduced risk of suffering an ischemic stroke. Although the same researchers admit that whether light-to-moderate alcohol consumption is protective against stroke, and whether any association differs by stroke type, is controversial. Hmm.

7. The 4 Types of Ineffective Apologies, by Andy Molinsky, Harward Business Review 

Not only it is hard by itself to look someone in the eye and offer a sincere apology, but also you make it, probably, wrong. Apologizing isn’t easy, and many people do it only part way, insincerely, or not at all. This article takes you on a quick tour of four common forms of ineffective apologizing. See if any of them resonate with your experience.

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