The 14 most controversial health and fitness stories of 2014
From fad diets to exercise trends, 2014 saw its fair share of debates in the health and fitness world. Here are 14 of the most controversial stories that had people talking.
This dietary approach involves periods of fasting cycled with periods of unrestricted eating. While some praised its ability to boost fat burning, others criticized its impact on metabolism.
These corset-like devices gained popularity thanks to celebrity endorsements. But many experts warned they could cause bruising, shortness of breath, and organ damage.
Is intermittent fasting safe?
Research shows it’s generally safe for most healthy adults in the short-term. But some people may experience issues like fatigue, headaches, and constipation.
Do waist trainers work?
There’s no evidence that waist trainers lead to permanent waist reduction. Any loss is likely water weight and regained when the trainer is removed.