Health and Fitness Links Roundup - March 1, 2009

Science Daily: Research points to exercise being the most effective prevention of low-back problems. Strong and consistent evidence finds many popular prevention methods fail to be effective at preventing lower back problems, while exercise has been found to have a significant impact, both in terms of preventing symptoms and reducing back pain-related work loss.

The New York Times: What’s Eating Our Kids? Fears About ‘Bad’ Foods. While legions of parents are vigilant about their children’s consumption of sugar, processed foods and trans fats, many doctors, dietitians and eating disorder specialists worry that some parents are becoming overzealous, even obsessive, in efforts to engender good eating habits in children. With the best of intentions, these parents may be creating an unhealthy aura around food, causing anxiety for their children.

CNN Health: Does exercise help prediabetes or control blood sugar?

WebMD: Study Shows People Feel Exhausted More Quickly After a Taxing Mental Task. New study shows that people feel exhausted sooner during exercise if they have performed a mentally taxing task beforehand. While the mental fatigue doesn’t affect cardiovascular capacity, it has an impact on the exerciser’s perceived level of exhaustion.

Twittercize: a combo of micro-blogging (a.k.a. Twitter) and tiny, minute-long workouts.

The Road Forager: Robb Wolf putting healthy meals together while on the road.

A Philosophy of Strength and Health: What does it mean to have active shoulders?

T-Nation: Fats - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. You know fats are good for you, but what does that really mean?

MSN: Caffeine may reduce skin cancer risk. A US study has found caffeine plays a protective role for damaged skin by boosting the body’s natural process called apoptosis, or synchronised cell suicide.

Do you have a great link to share? Post a comment with a link and we’ll feature it in our next links round-up!