Shows How March Madness Can Teach People about Personal Health and Fitness

Share Article

With people around the country engrossed in the NCAA Tournament, is attempting to turn the attention away from the brackets and toward what the student athletes have to teach us all about health and fitness.

Eat Move Be Fit is trying to turn the attention away from the results of March Madness and toward the lessons that student athletes can show us about our own personal health and fitness

March Madness is well underway. Across the country, people are following every bracket busting moment with careful attention. is now trying to turn the attention away from the results of the game and toward the lessons that student athletes can show us about our own personal health and fitness.

“A huge portion of the American population is tuning into March Madness,” Scott Colby, editor of says. “The amazing comebacks and buzzer beating shots attest to the drama of basketball. But these young athletes are doing so much more than entertaining: they are teaching.”

What exactly are the lessons to be learned from the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, and how do they apply to people in general?

“First of all,” Colby begins, “March Madness teaches us the value of teamwork. In basketball, the team that passes the ball and puts teamwork first usually comes out ahead. This is no different from how we can approach our personal fitness journeys.”

Colby recommends that people, whatever their age or ability level, find a workout partner. “Workout partners make the time pass quickly and make all activities more enjoyable.”

He also notes the importance of having a support network at home. “Living a healthy lifestyle starts at home. Whether it’s what kinds of meals you’re eating or what time you’re going to sleep, you need to have a supportive home environment for all aspects of health and fitness.”

The second lesson Colby sees in the men’s basketball tournament is resiliency. While the last second comebacks of the college basketball players attest to their perseverance in the face of adversity, Colby believes that kind of attitude is crucial in our personal lives.

“There are always going to be times when it seems like the odds are stacked against us,” Colby muses. “Whether we’re struggling to lose weight or are dealing with an injury, the most important thing is focusing your mental energy toward achieving your immediate goals.”

Lastly, Colby points out that there is a consistency among the best college teams: teams like Duke, North Carolina, and the UCLA powerhouses of the 1960s and 70s. All of the great teams have great coaching.

“When you are trying to embark upon a new health and fitness endeavor, you need a good coach guiding you,” he said. “ is the best health and fitness e-magazine out there.”

Indeed, with its stable of top fitness professionals contributing detailed yet accessible articles on topics like strength training, nutrition, and fat loss, operates with the goal of coaching people to new heights in their personal fitness journeys.

The online health and fitness publication publishes three new issues every week. The articles are free for anyone who visits the website.

If you are trying to burn fat, consider visiting the website ( to learn more about exercise and its benefits. is a member of the Fitness Consulting Group family of companies. It is the world’s leading health and fitness website and newsletter for giving you a better body today.

To learn more, visit:


Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Matt Sizemore
Press Manager
Email >
Visit website