Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week's popular articles cover kids and sugar, Functional Fitness on the Bluffs, the benefits of breakfast, and more!

 

1. The Deadly Ways Excess Sugar is Stunting Your Child (Jonathan Precel)

You know sugar is bad for you, but do you know what excessive sugar intake does to your child? And that it is as powerful as cocaine addition? Find out how sugar affects the brain of your child.

 

2. Breakfast Eaters Are Slimmer, More Active, and Less Depressed (Jeff Barnett)

In a study of over 1800 students, those who ate breakfast were least likely to be obese. They were also more physically active and less depressed. Is breakfast eating a predictor of good health?

 

3. Functional Fitness on the Bluffs, The Renaissance Gym (Danette "Dizzle" Rivera)

Logan and Danny started their gym outdoors because it was what they could afford, but before long it became what was unique about their "gym." Now, they have no intention of going inside.

 

4. The Future of Fitness: Who Will Win the Gym Wars? (Andrew Read)

What does the future of fitness hold? Will CrossFit or the Globo-Gyms win out? Will we be swinging from trees doing Primal Move and parkour? Here are my predictions for what's coming for us all.

 

5. The 3 Pillars of Fat Loss (Andrew Read)

Which is most important in fat loss - caloric restriction, aerobic conditioning, or resistance training? Is any more important than the other? Can one accomplish fat loss without the others?

 

6. Foundation Training: Relieve Pain and Improve Performance (Traver H. Boehm)

Foundation Training isn't just some trend in the fitness industry. It is a simple method for relieving pain, improving performance, and preventing injury. Try the Founder movement right now.

 

7. How Grapplers Celebrate the Holidays: Pretty Much Nothing is Sacred (Valerie Worthington)

Just as they see life differently, grapplers tend to see holidays differently, too - most as interruptions to training. Here's how I imagine a calendar year of holidays through a grappler's eyes.

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