Media Mash: Aqua Zumba, TV and pants size, BPA ban, hidden sugars


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HellaWella’s media mash is a weekly feature listing the latest and most interesting health-and-wellness stories we’ve read in the past week, pulled from the Web and linked for your convenience.

Aqua Zumba mixes swimming and dancing into one fun, low-impact workout. [Reuters]

• Watching more than two hours of TV a day between the ages of two and four can predict a larger pant size by the age 10. [BBC]

UCLA’s Mobile Clinic Project offers practical field experience for students and a helping hand for the less fortunate. [LA Times]

• For cancer patients and survivors, exercise offers “wonder drug”-type benefits, according to a charity group. [NHS Choices]

• A new study finds that not doing enough physical activity can be just as deadly as smoking. [Fox News]

• Concerned parents rejoice, FDA bans BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups. [NY Times]

NY trans fat ban has led to reduced consumption, a study has found. [Los Angeles Times]

• A Manhattan-sized glacier has fallen off Greenland. [Fox News]

• Do you love doing things yourself? Find out what kind of DIY planner you are. [Apartment Therapy]

• Try these six odd Olympic sports to help you get in shape. Badminton, anyone? [Fitbie]

What burns more calories? A) Walking 2 miles; or B) Running 2 miles [Everyday Health]

Beware hidden sugars. Check out how much sugar is found in eight of these popular foods.[Eat Life Whole]