This I s Yo u r Body on Drugs
How caffeine, cold pills and other commonly used medicationscan affect the response to exercise.
Roger had a little too much to drink last night, so on his way to the gym, he pops two extrastrength aspirin for his headache and washes them down with a double espresso. Valerie's allergies are acting up, so in the gym parking lot she downs a decongestant with ...
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...
By Pa t t i T ve i t M i l l i g a n , M S , R D
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...
According to researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington, African-American men have the highest rates of prostate cancer (both development and mortality) in the United States. Those same researchers have determined that obesity among this population makes the problem much worse.
Have you ever felt a shiver go down your spine as a scary thought flashed through your mind? Or have you been so angry that you clenched your fists? If you take a moment to consider it, you can identify where you feel particular emotions in your body. This embodiment of feelings is an aspect of the mind-body connection and seems to reflect universally human physical reactions to common emotions.
Are your clients interested
in living longer? Tell them to pick up the pace. New research links higher-intensity exercise with longevity.
Published in JAMA Internal Medicine (2015; doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.0541), the study featured 204,542 individuals aged 45–75 from New South Wales, Australia. The researchers compared subjects’ mortality rates with physical activity data. Individuals who reported regular participation in moderate to vigorous physical activity tended to live longer.
Need more help motivating your clients to stay active?
Scientists recently analyzed 1,247 sudden cardiac
arrest (SCA) cases to learn more about links between SCA events and sports participation. Study subjects were aged 35–65. Providing a boon to the active set, the researchers reported that only 5% of sudden cardiac arrests occurred during sports activities. Prevalence was higher in men and among those around 51 years of age. SCA survival rates were higher among active individuals than among those whose cardiac arrests were not sport related.
Diabetes affects nearly one-tenth of the U.S. population, and the worrisome health consequences make it imperative for us to understand how to manage or prevent the disease safely and effectively. Fortunately, research demonstrates that regular exercise may combat some of the deleterious effects.
newsletter_teaser: Diabetes affects nearly one-tenth of the U.S. population, and the worrisome health consequences make it imperative for us to understand how to manage or prevent the disease safely and effectively. Fortunately, research demonstrates that regular exercise may combat some of the deleterious effects.
Fitness and wellness professionals know the importance of building a strong referral program with allied health professionals, such as physicians, but making connections is not always easy. Personal trainers, for example, have worked hard to gain trust from the medical community.
newsletter_teaser: Fitness and wellness professionals know the importance of building a strong referral program with allied health professionals, such as physicians, but making connections is not always easy. Personal trainers, for example, have worked hard to gain trust from the medical community.