Does your smartphone prevent you from exercising? Is it really that important to eat your fruits and vegetables? Are obese clients misunderstood by fitness professionals? You can find the answers to these questions and more on IDEA FitFeed. This inclusive tool gathers news articles, research studies, blogs and all content being shared by fitness professionals around the web and posts it in one convenient location.newsletter_teaser: p>Does your smartphone prevent you from exercising? Is it really that important to eat your fruits and vegetables? Are obese clients misunderstood by fitness professionals?
Earlier this year, at the IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™ East, in Alexandria, Virginia, IDEA held a panel with some of the leading fitness professionals in the industry to ask them what the future of personal training looked like and how personal trainers could address the obesity epidemic and other issues. Len Kravitz, PhD, a contributing editor to IDEA Fitness Journal, moderated the debate among five leaders in the personal training industry. One issue that was touched on was what was ahead for personal training.
Do you keep up with IDEA Fitfeed? It is a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest news from the health and fitness world. FitFeed pulls top headlines and articles being shared by fitness professionals around the web and makes them available in one convenient resource. Headlines that cycle through the list come from leading news outlets, magazines, websites and even personal blogs. If you haven’t been following FitFeed you can catch up on the most recent news here:
1. Obesity Rates Are Still On the Rise
Every year, IDEA recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and dedication of top professionals in three categories: IDEA Program Director of the Year, IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year and IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year. Award recipients are fitness pros who positively influence their clients, their fellow fitness pros, the community and even the world!
Can avatars help people lose weight? Does being active increase your happiness level? Are night owls more susceptible to weight gain? You can find the answers to these questions and other recent news items by following IDEA FitFeed.
The 17th IDEA Fitness Programs & Equipment Trends Report bears out that fitness professionals are becoming more specialized, yet more diverse, as the North American population ages and transforms its demographic markers. As in recent years, the programming and services offered clearly underscore a robust personal training presence.
Americans love to center holidays around food and Independence Day is no exception.
Whether your plans include camping, a neighborhood barbeque or community festivities, you can bet that there will be plenty of grilled, fried and sugar-laden treats. As with any holiday, the key is to be mindful of your consumption—taste a little of everything, but balance it out with activities.
You just finished your last session of the day and you are pumped to get home and start implementing all of your new knowledge. As you reminisce about the day’s sessions, a loud rumbling sound comes from your midsection. You look down at your stomach and realize that it has been almost 12 hours since you last ate.
It’s challenging to make a mind-body connection in an era in which 87% of American adults own cell phones (45% of which are smartphones) and other electronic devices such as tablets and e-book readers. In addition to the rings, pings and dings our phones emit, there is the 24/7 news churn. Many of us are on media and screen overload, and unfortunately, it can be to the detriment of our inner peace. When being disconnected or off the grid is cause for anxiety, perhaps something has gone awry.
Whether it’s a sport, a hobby or a hidden talent, we all have at least one favorite activity that fills us with more joy than anything else we do. However, the greatest joy comes from being able to share the feeling with someone else.