Ladies, ever had a case of the munchies after drinking a cocktail or a glass of wine? This "apéritif effect" is well known, but now science can explain it.
newsletter_teaser: Ladies, ever had a case of the munchies after drinking a cocktail or a glass of wine? This "apéritif effect" is well known, but now science can explain it.
approved quiz 2: Page 92 Most fitness professionals tailor their programming
to five kinds of clients, who have five distinct training goals.Reviewing
the client types and their specific workout needs is helpful because it
illustrates a divergence between what most trainers like to do and what
most clients actually want. If we’re honest with ourselves as an industry,
it’s probably true that we most readily identify with athletes,
bodybuilders and people trying to lose weight, while our clients are most
Many women gain more weight during pregnancy than is recommended. And female-oriented postnatal fitness programs are big business, partly
NDS for that reason. But perhaps there’s a different postnatal market that could use help: first-time dads. A new report published in the American
Journal of Men’s Health (2015; doi: 10.1177/1557988315596224) has found that new dads also put on some “baby weight.”
Fitness professionals who specialize in weight loss have their work cut out for them. According to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health (2015; doi:10.2105/ AJPH.2015.302773), the odds of an obese person achieving a “normal” weight are extremely low.
Experts often say that the first step in overcoming a problem is to recognize that you have one. Researchers from the Health Behaviour Research Centre at University College London raise concerns that some teenagers may not realize they are overweight. The report, published in the International Journal of Obesity (2015; doi: 10.1038/ijo.2015.126), focuses on the self-re- ported weight perceptions of 4,979 boys and girls aged 13–15.
Michael R. Mantell, PhD, earned his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania and his master’s degree in clinical psychology at Hahnemann Medical College, where he wrote his thesis on the psychology of obesity. He has served as chief psychologist both for Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center of San Diego and for the San Diego Police Department. In addition to working in private practice, Mantell coaches world-class athletes and fitness enthusiasts for mental and behavioral performance enhancement.
To achieve results, your participants need to be challenged in new ways. If your strength training classes are circuit-style and you want to up the ante, try adding strategic progressions. This workout, a traditional circuit format, cycles through several exercises with minimal rest. The key is to challenge participants by adjusting a variable during each cycle. With this approach, they enjoy the familiarity of the sequences, as well as fun surprises.
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