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New Dietary Guidelines Are Vague, at Best

Anticipated and debated for most of last year, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans arrived with a disappointing fizzle the first ...

Tasty Swaps for Calorie-Dense Faves

People hunting for ways to cut calories often try drastic dietary measures. But major diet changes like juice cleanses aren’t easy to ...

10 Ways Fitness Pros Can Help Kids Build Physical Literacy

Health and fitness professionals who join the physical literacy movement can play a powerful role in helping children become active for life...

Eight Fascinating Facts About Fascia

Fascia has been enjoying the limelight in the fitness industry as one of the hottest topics in recent conference programming, workshops and ...

How Many Steps per Day Are Needed to Elicit Weight Loss in Obese Clients?

In May 2015 in San Diego, ACSM’s 62nd annual meeting brought together thousands of professionals from around the globe in more than 70...

Belly Fat Ups Risk for Early Death

Overweight and obesity are often cited as risks for premature death. A new study suggests that people of normal weight who have belly fat ar...

The Happy Meal Effect: Can a Prize Motivate Better Choices?

It’s becoming clearer that unlocking the complexities of human behavior, especially food motivation, can impact good and poor health. In a profound paradox, who would ever have thought the McDon...

Oversized Portions, Tableware and Overeating

Bottomless bowls of soup; a self-filling popcorn bucket; big plates versus small ones; and tall versus short glassware. These are all device...

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