Sometimes when you’re out there trying to inspire the rest of the world to fitness and wellness, you neglect taking care of business “at home.” We know you can relate to this because we’ve had this conversation with many of you time and again over the years. The cobbler’s children are the last to get shoes, as the old saying goes.
Industry educational conferences offer a wealth of opportunities for training and networking, but if you’re looking for even greater value, you’ll be grateful for these tips on shaving a few bucks from your next conference bill. We asked IDEA Facebook fans for their best advice on not breaking the bank at conventions and trade shows; here’s a summary of their savviest advice:
As we round the corner toward summertime, thoughts of leisurely vacations often drift through the mind. If you’re like most travelers, exercise is probably not on the itinerary. But don’t let your travel plans derail your fitness efforts.
Jade Teta, ND, CSCS, co-founder of Metabolic Effect and co-author of The Metabolic Effect Diet, explains that whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, there’s always time for a workout.
Are you looking for a way to inspire and energize your staff and members? You and your team will find new, motivating ideas and a revitalized sense of purpose, along with the latest training trends, research, equipment, techniques and programs, at 2013 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™ East in Alexandria, Virginia, February 28–March 3.newsletter_teaser: Are you looking for a way to inspire and energize your staff and members? You and your team will find new, motivating ideas and a revitalized sense of purpose, along with the latest training trends, research, equipment, techniques and programs, at 2013 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™ East in Alexandria, Virginia, February 28–March 3.
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.