1. Why are checkups important?
Checkups are vital to the early detection and prevention of health problems. Receiving proper treatments and screenings can lead a woman along the right path to a long and healthy life. The frequency of visits should depend on important lifestyle factors, such as diet, activity level, smoking habits and current health conditions.
www.cdc.gov/family/checkup/index.htm; retrieved Aug. 26, 2012.
As any fitness professional can attest, flexibility brings myriad benefits. Less injury, improved performance and increased strength can be chalked up to the ability to touch your toes. However, another type of flexibility is gaining popularity—not in the gym but in the kitchen.
Many of your clients have been tempted to become vegetarians, but the thought of giving up barbecues or mom’s famous meatloaf seems too daunting. Thankfully, becoming a flexitarian can help them to obtain many of the same benefits of vegetarian living without forgoing chicken breasts completely.
This week on IDEA FitFeed there were stories from The New York Times, IDEA Fitness Journal, and USA Today, the British Broadcasting Corporation, Examiner.com and many other great resources. The array of articles provided all kinds of information, tips and conversation starters. Here are the top five facts we learned on FitFeed this week.
1. We Should All be Eating More Fish
North Americans have only recently discovered quinoa, but it has been revered for centuries dating to the time of the Incas.
Originating from the Andes region of South America, quinoa is a tiny, easy-to-cook seed that’s often misidentified as a whole grain.
Quinoa is gluten-free, cholesterol-free, kosher (according to some authorities) and usually organic, making it an option for many people on strict diets.
Quinoa is considered a complete source of protein, has valuable fats in small amounts and is rich in nutrients including vitamin E, calcium, magnesium and potassium.
Batman and Robin, Thelma and Louise, Brad and Angelina. Some pairs are just meant to be. The same holds true for various foods. Over the past few decades, nutrition scientists have produced a dizzying amount of data on the healing powers of individual food components such as lycopene, vitamin D and omega fatty acids. Lately, however, the white coats are catching on that such molecular marvels often have an even stronger impact when they’re not working alone.
As a fitness facility manager, owner or personal training director, you know a good investment when you see one. This year you don’t have to be on the East Coast to experience the top educational conference in the personal training industry.
newsletter_teaser: As a fitness facility manager, owner or personal training director, you know a good investment when you see one. This year you don’t have to be on the East Coast to experience the top educational conference in the personal training industry.
Pilates instructors and enthusiasts left their studios behind for a weekend to delve into the evolving body of Pilates education presented at the 7th annual Inner IDEA Conference at La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, California, October 25-28, 2012. newsletter_teaser: Pilates instructors and enthusiasts left their studios behind for a weekend to delve into the evolving body of Pilates education presented at the 7th annual Inner IDEA Conference at La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, California, October 25–28, 2012.
1. Always be guided by the best interests of the client. a. Remember that a personal trainer’s primary responsibility is to the client’s safety, health and welfare; never compromise this responsibility for your own self-interest, personal advantage or monetary gain. b. Recommend products or services only if they will benefit the client’s health and well-being, not because they will benefit you financially or occupationally. c.