1. Going gluten free for performance: A new study shows that going gluten free in hopes to improve performance does not have a positive or negative impact on overall performance (for those where this specific diet is not recommended for allergy).
2. Stretching before workouts: Multiple studies have shown that static stretching prior to a workout can inhibit performance, which is why dynamic stretching has been recommended. However, a new study shows that that inhibition of performance is only when the static stretches are held for 60 seconds or longer. If they are held for 30 seconds, these static stretches pre-exercise can actually be part of a good warm-up routine.
3. Organic Fast Food: Chick-fil-A released the first organic item this Monday, by offering organic apple juice on their kid's menu. This could be just the start for organic items to start infiltrating the fast-food market. In other news, they also replaced their original coleslaw with kale salad. Trying to stay in track with the trends.