Expert tips on maintaining health and fitness
Preventing Drug Interactions
ombining medications with certain herbs or foods increases the potential for dangerous drug interactions. To help you avoid these interactions, Susan Kundrat, MS, RD, owner of Nutrition on the Move in Champaign, Illinois, provides these guidelines. This material is for general education only; work with a d...
Your questions answered by industry peers
What can personal trainers do to generate client referrals from the medical community?
viduals who require special exercise prescription secondary to physical limitations. Just as a medical, nursing or physical therapy student is not ready to begin treating patients after completing the academic portion of training, you too wi...
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What you need to know to help your athletic clients stay on top of their unique nutritional needs.
or athletes engaged in serious physical conditioning, nutrition can be crucial. Proper nutrition can improve endurance, speed recovery from exertion, lower the risk of injury and assist in rehabilitation. By keeping up wit...
In a recent statement, the American Heart Association has recommended that physicians become more involved in discussing patients’ physical activity levels.
Published in the association’s journal Circulation (2013; doi: 10.1161/01. cir.0000435708.67487.da), the statement expresses concern regarding the general population’s lack of physical activity.
Meditation may be as effective as drug therapy for people with mild symptoms of anxiety and depression, according to a comprehensive review of studies that together included 3,515 participants. The review was published in JAMA Internal Medicine (2013; doi: 10.1001/jamaintern med.2013.13018).
newsletter_teaser: Fascia has been enjoying the limelight as one of the hottest topics in the fitness industry. But after the dust has settled, will fitness and wellness professionals still be scratching their heads and wondering, “Okay, great, it’s important, but what do I do with it?”
Laughter may not only be the best medicine; it may also offer a way to improve memory, according to a study presented at the 2014 Experimental Biology Meeting, held in April 2014 in San Diego.
Researchers from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, presented the study, which examined the relationship between cortisol and memory, and investigated whether humor and laughter could reduce the damage that cortisol can cause to the brain. Cortisol, a stress hormone, is known
to affect memory and learning ability in older adults.