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  1. A Handy Alternative to Counting Calories

    As a fitness professional or nutrition coach, you know calories matter. Fundamentally, human body weight is controlled by energy balance-calories in vs. calories out. But having clients meticulously count calories and track macronutrients is not the solution in most cases. That approach is often tedious, inexact and unsustainable. It takes h...

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  2. Rev Up Your Metabolism!

    By Martina M. Cartwright, PhD, RD Winter is nearly over, but is your metabolism still in hibernation? Even if your metabolic rate is slower than a snail climbing a hill of molasses, there are ways to ignite your calorie-burning machine. The key to a supercharged metabolism is stoking the metabolic engine with exercise, food and lifestyle habits th...

  3. Hacking sleep: Engineering a high quality, restful night

    Most of us understand that sleep is crucial to health. Yet night after night we toss and turn, hitting the snooze button when the alarm begins to ring. Luckily, just a few simple changes to our routines can help us reverse these patterns and ensure that we get the truly restful sleep our bodies and minds deserve.

  4. Sleep Hygiene: The Importance of Building a Bedtime Ritual

    From improved cognition to greater energy and health, a good night's sleep is the bedrock to wellness and well-being. Unfortunately, most of us don't get nearly enough sleep to reap these benefits. Here are some simple and effective ways to improve your sleep hygiene and put you on the path to better sleep.

  5. The 4 Most Common Running Injuries and How to Address Them

    Use corrective exercise to help clients stay on track with their mileage goals.

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  6. Seniors and Self Myofascial Release

    The condition of our connective tissue depends on two factors—how old we are and what we have done in our lives to keep our tissue healthy, hydrated and flexible. The health of connective tissue is a serious concern for older people, as movement restrictions can make it hard for them to perform simple activities of daily living. While pers...

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      Love these ideas! I use a small ball frequently with my clients. I especially like the modified anterior hip stretch--I hadn't thought of using a chair for this!

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  7. Postpartum Exercise

    Regular participation in a pre/postnatal exercise program has many benefits for a woman. Research has demonstrated that pregnant and postpartum women who exercise at a mild to moderate intensity at least three times per week experience increased cardiovascular fitness, improved well-being, reduced constipation, fewer leg cramps and a quicker return...

  8. Bone Health and Plant-Based Diets

    Do you embrace a plant-based diet? If you're avoiding dairy, do you get enough calcium—the best-known nutrient for healthy bones? To build a sturdy frame, getting enough calcium and vitamin D is key. Matthew Kadey, MS, RD, a James Beard Award-winning journalist, Canada-based dietitian, freelance nutrition writer and recipe ...

  9. Tips to Maintain Your Fitness While Traveling

  10. Roll, Regenerate, Revitalize

    Rolling rules! The popularity of self-massage techniques has grown rapidly in the last several years and shows no signs of slowing down. Should you do it? And if you should—then how, when, and why?

  11. Anatomy in Action: The Psoas Major

    The psoas major is one of the most controversial muscles among Pilates teachers and anatomy nerds. It’s a critical muscle for functional movement of any kind and affects almost everything we do, from sitting and standing to running and dancing.

  12. 10 Nutrition Trends to Watch

    Our grandmothers would be so proud. We are circling back to eating foods similar to the ones they grew and prepared themselves. Not only are we eating more frequently at home rather than going out; we’re also spending more of our budgets on healthy options, and we’re reading labels and nutrition facts (USDA 2014). In 2010, American ad...

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  13. Total Joint Replacement: Knee and Hip

    Mr. Brown is a 68-year-old retired postal worker who stays active with golf and tennis, but he complains of severe pain and swelling in his left knee, which he cannot straighten completely. The pain limits his ability to do the things he loves, but he is otherwise comfortable during daily activities. Based on X-rays and a clinical exam, Mr. Brown h...

  14. Apple Cider Vinegar

    Believers in the axiom “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” won’t be surprised to learn that apple cider vinegar has vast health benefits and about 101 different uses, including some unrelated to food.

  15. Sample Class: Circuit Progressions

    To achieve results, your participants need to be challenged in new ways. If your strength training classes are circuit-style and you want to up the ante, try adding strategic progressions. This workout, a traditional circuit format, cycles through several exercises with minimal rest. The key is to challenge participants by adjusting a variable duri...

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