Training Among the Tulips
Encourage clients to pick up a trowel and try this garden workout.
I have a brown thumb. So I was a little concerned when I began working with Jolene Dodson nearly two years ago. When she hired me she had just joined Weight Watchers and wanted to start an exercise program. She weighed close to 300 pounds and didn't feel comfortable exercising at the gym. ...
The Great Diet Debate
Will you choose more bread or more fish?
By Amy Paturel, MS, MPH
For more than two decades, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has gone to great lengths to convince Americans of the benefits of consuming a diet that favors carbohydrates. Now the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid is under attack by physicians, researchers and consumers alike. In fact, recent scientific findings...
25% of all trips are 1 mile or less. 75% of all trips are made by car.
Source: 1995 National Transportation Survey.
Toward a Fit Population
Move Into the Future by Inspiring the World to Fitness
By Kathie and Peter Davis
t began with a simple idea: Start a running club at the elementary school your own kids attend. Two years ago Miriam DeGrandi used her 15 years' ex...
As we go to press with this issue, images of the war in Iraq have been a constant presence in our lives. From newspaper headlines read at the breakfast table to nightly news reports consumed with our dinners, it’s been hard to avoid talk of this war. But how has all this war exposure been affecting the health of the American public?
For the third straight year, athletic footwear sales have increased, according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA) International’s 2003 edition of The Athletic Footwear Market Today, a trade publication that tracks retail spending trends. American consumers spent almost $16 billion on athletic shoes in 2002, an increase of 2.5 percent over the previous year. Here are some other trends reported by SGMA:
If (but, of course, not only if) you have a naturally aggressive client looking to lose weight or boost his fitness, you can address both issues simultaneously by having him don a pair of boxing gloves.
Everyone knows that proper nutrition and consistent exercise are essential for weight loss. However, not everyone realizes how important sleep is as well.
“Sleep loss disrupts a complex and interwoven series of metabolic and hormonal processes and may be a contributing factor to obesity,” said John Winkelman, MD, PhD, medical director of the Sleep Health Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.