April is National Sleep Awareness Month, and with nearly 70 million Americans affected by sleeping disorders, it’s likely that fitness professionals will encounter clients struggling with insomnia. Promoting the link between exercise and sound sleep may both wake up a new market and enhance the exercise benefits of current clients. For clients seeking to improve their sleep, keep in mind the following tips when designing an exercise program:
First, you hear a collective deep breath as arms are raised toward the sky; next, peals of laughter and the sound of hands clapping in rhythm. What is this, you ask? A boisterous crowd at a baseball game doing the “wave”? An audience at the local comedy club? Surprise: It’s
a meeting of the Laughter Club in the middle of a laughter yoga session!
. . . Cellu-Lite Fashion Hosiery, which features an ingredient that metabolizes fatty tissues if you wear the panty hose consistently for eight weeks, and which—at $15 a pair—costs an arm and a leg
. . . edible body treatments and massages, such as barbeque wraps at Crescent Court Hotel in Dallas and cocoa baths at Hotel Hershey in Pennsylvania
Each year United Health Foundation publishes a very important report that ranks the 50 United States in 16 different health-related categories, including overall health. This report provides useful information for fitness professionals who aspire to justify and create health promotion and fitness programs for a variety of populations within a state. The data can also serve to rank which health promotion activities may be of greatest benefit within a state population—for example, physical activity, weight control and so on.
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umerous studies have shown that exercise can protect against disease and early death. Jonathan Myers, PhD, a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California, points out recent research findings that support this view:
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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 ...