Media Mash: Medieval armor shoes, nutritious Girl Scout cookies & deskercise


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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.



  • Think you know how to sneeze properly? Think again. [Time]


  • Is nutritional supplement company Herbalife a pyramid scheme? At least one person thinks so. [Slate]



  • Not that we’ve done any research on it yet, but we’re going to call B.S. on these HotPants that claim to help you burn more calories. [Good Morning America]


  • The latest Girl Scout cookie contains NutriFusion, a food additive that adds 15% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin B1 and 5% of the suggested dose of vitamins A, C, D, E and B6. [Los Angeles Times]


  • In a first for the soda company, Coca-Cola will address the issue of obesity in its ads. Verdict is way out on how effective this will be … [Time Healthland]


  • One study shows that eating 5% more protein leads to consuming 10% fewer calories. [Everyday Health]


  • Why didn’t we hear about these barefoot running shoes made from medieval armor BEFORE Christmas? [Greatist]


  • Word of the day: Deskercise. We’re totally trying these six ways to get fit while at the office. [Staying Healthy]


  • Don’t get fooled by your gym. Here are 7 sneaky fitness club tricks to watch out for. [MSN]


  • California has a drug problem: Doctors are recklessly prescribing addictive drugs as the overdose-related mortality rate rises. One legislator is looking to fix it. [Los Angeles Times]


  • A new study suggests that kids who regularly eat fast food are prone to allergies, eczema and hay fever. Do you need any more reasons to keep fast food away from them? [HealthDay News]


  • Good job, Santa Monica. There are so many bootcamps, yoga classes and fitness enthusiasts bustling in the city’s parks that officials are looking to “crack down.” [OPB.org]