Obesity and overweight statistics can vary widely from study to study, mainly because of the criteria each uses to classify persons as overweight or obese. Usually, a baseline number represented as body mass index (BMI) is used to differentiate one group from another. The following statistics were provided by the Weight-Control Information Network of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a part of the National Institutes of Health (except where noted in superscript).
The goal of reaching 10 million health club members by 2010 was referred to by many speakers at the recent IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show in March. How to achieve that goal? Speakers referred to retention-oriented programs, well-trained staff and customer service.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently published its current Position Stand on “Appropriate Intervention Strategies for Weight Loss and Prevention of Weight Regain for Adults” (Jakicic, J.M., et al., 2001, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 33 , 2145-56). This evidence-based position paper updates existing guidelines, including those pertaining to the quality and quantity of exercise necessary for weight loss.
Every day, fitness professionals are faced with a multitude of questions—on topics ranging from losing weight to rehabilitating injuries. While it is difficult to know all the answers, providing clients with ready responses can be a testament to your professional credibility. This article addresses some of the more popular questions clients ask and provides the information you need to answer them quickly.
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. . . edible body treatments and massages, such as barbeque wraps at Crescent Court Hotel in Dallas and cocoa baths at Hotel Hershey in Pennsylvania
If your female baby boomer clients are interested in raising their resting metabolic rate (RMR) and lowering their percent body fat, let them know that habitual physical activity may be just what they need.
Expert tips on maintaining health and fitness
Eating for Weight Loss
xercise is one important part of losing weight. Eating nutritious foods is another. Cathy Leman, RD, LD, owner of NutriFit, a nutrition consulting and in-home personal training business in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, offers these suggestions to help you make healthy food choices that will support your weight loss effo...
By Jeff M. Reynolds and Len Kravitz, PhD
Resistance Training and EPOC
fter cardiovascular exercise or weight training, the body continues to need oxygen at a higher rate than before the exercise began. This sustained oxygen consumption is known as excess postexercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). Originally referred to as oxygen debt, this postexercise state was first hypothesized ...