Basics of Sports Nutrition
nderstanding sports nutrition can help you make food and drink choices that will complement your physical activity, as well as help improve your endurance, speed recovery from exertion, lower risk of injury and assist in rehabilitation. According to San Diego nutritionist Patti Tveit Milligan, MS, RD, most of the nutrients required for athletic performan...
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here are nearly 80 million baby boomers in the United States alone, and according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, sports-related injuries among boomers increased by one-third in the 1990s. An estimated 1 million adults ages 35 to 54 sustained athletic injuries requiring medical attention in 1998. When you're on the injured list,...
ow do you motivate yourself to exercise when your mood is getting in the way? Kate Larsen, a certified personal and professional coach in Minneapolis, offers these ideas:
Examine Your Plateau. Ask yourself, "What needs to change for me to feel good about my exercise?" Clarify the gap between what you are experiencing and what you want to experience, then mak...
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o you exercise from time to time but find it difficult to stick with a program for very long? According to Jay Kimiecik, PhD, associate professor of exercise physiology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, a common reason people avoid or discontinue exercising is they succumb to "internal" barriers that consistent exercisers overcome. The inter...
Less than three decades ago, white canvas sneakers were all you needed for almost any physical activity. Today more than 300 million pairs of athletic shoes are sold each year, and the selection is so broad that choosing a suitable pair can be overwhelming.
Should You Take Creatine?
reatine continues to be one of the most popular supplements for exercise enthusiasts. How do you know whether or not it could benefit you? The first step toward making an informed choice is to find out as much as you can about a product. Research on creatine is far from complete, but scientific evidence on using it keeps growing. To gain a better perspect...
In his book Pilates’ Return to Life Through Contrology, Joseph Pilates wrote: “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness and can neither be acquired by wishful thinking nor by outright purchase (Pilates & Miller 1998).” First published in 1945, this book is more relevant than ever today, as clients seem to have less time to work out, and a lot more excuses as to why.
newsletter_teaser: In his book Pilates’ Return to Life Through Contrology, Joseph Pilates wrote: “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness and can neither be acquired by wishful thinking nor by outright purchase (Pilates & Miller 1998).” First published in 1945, this book is more relevant than ever today.
“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” —Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Change one habit. Changing too many habits at once can weaken willpower. Cultivating keystone habits has a ripple effect, improving other areas of life (Duhigg 2012; Hofmann et al. 2012).
We are always looking for ways to make fitness professionals—particularly IDEA members—more successful. We are excited to tell you about two projects the IDEA team has recently completed that will layer beautifully into your arsenal of tools.
Trainer Sales Explosion Formula
We know all too well after over 30 years of educating fitness pros that one of the biggest obstacles to personal trainers’ success is lack of strong sales skills.