enough to remember to bring along a shopping list to the grocery store. How are
we supposed to keep track of which foods and beverages have been recalled
lately by the federal government?
Fret not, fellow shoppers.
There is now a website to help you identify all food products that have
recently been recalled. Plus, a photo of each i...
From backyard gardening to mountain climbing, outdoor activities are on the wane as people around the world spend more leisure time online or in front of the tube, according to findings published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
In today’s growing fitness industry, where new
facilities are popping up constantly, how can you add value to your
memberships? One answer: merge technology with fitness. From your website to
software to interactive workouts, technology that helps facilities manage their
business, assess members and pl...
Interactive video games, like Konami’s Dance Dance Revolution (a dance simulation game) and Nintendo’s Wii, are fueling the newest movement in fitness—exergaming. Part exercise and part video game, exergames enhance the video gaming experience by demanding that a player meet game-related objectives through physical activity. With over two-thirds of American heads of households playing video and/or computer games every year (ESA 2007), clubs have the potential to reach a broader audience by implementing video game programming.
In today’s growing fitness industry, where new facilities are popping up constantly, how can you add value
to your memberships? One answer: merge technology with fitness.
With various forms of technology rapidly spreading into countless fields, it’s time for the fitness industry to reap the benefits.
The Internet has fast become a means for personal fitness trainers to generate new fitness clients. One of the most reliable ways to increase traffic on your website is to join forces with and pay other businesses that refer their online clients to your site. That simple practice, known as affiliate marketing, simply means you pay another website a small fee every time its link to your site generates a sale or a new client.
Want to help your children or young clients eat more healthy foods? A new resource is just a click away on the Internet.The Team Nutrition Activity booklet is now available for download at www.teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/teamupbooklet.pdf. The free booklet features a supermarket treasu...
An investigational weight loss study is using cell phone–based prompts and the Internet to help 12- to 16-year-olds avoid type 2 diabetes. The program, called PACE (Patient-centered Assessment and Counseling for Exercise and Nutrition), uses a fun “stoplight” system to motivate the teens. Participants receive nutrition and activity-level choices with green-, yellow- or red-light select...
A new website developed by the FDA provides a single, user-friendly resource where consumers can find a variety of health and nutrition information. The website tackles topics like preventing food poisoning when barbecuing; food safety for pregnant women; and how adolescents can learn to read nutrition labels. The site, which contains links to a wide range of other government sources, can be acces...