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Surprising News on Diabetic Symptoms

Research published online in The Journals of Gerontology turned up some unexpected findings about type 2 diabetes. Fitness professionals may...

Equal Calories Burned ≠ Same Results

Many people fixate on the number of exercise calories they burn. New research, sponsored by Les Mills International, shows that even when tw...

You Booze, You Lose

It’s increasingly looking like the reported health benefits of drinking alcohol (hello, French paradox) is another case of something being too good to be true. A large international investigatio...

Preventing an ACL Injury

Your new client, 16-year-old Alexis, is a competitive athlete who wants you to design a fitness program that will help her prevent a second ...

Using the Wall in Yoga

As a yoga teacher, you guide participants through a practice that deepens their understanding of asanas (poses) and how these take shape in students’ bodies. You cue, coach, align, adjust, demon...

The Importance of Exercise for Addiction Recovery

Substance use disorder can wreak havoc on people’s lives. Fitness activity can be a transformative way for those in recovery to heal,...

Recipe For Health: Curry Cashew Energy Balls

We now have more reason to go nuts for nuts (and seeds!). In a joint study by American and French researchers published in April in the Inte...

Portions: We Can Be Happy With Less

Ballooning portion sizes are considered a major player in the startling rise in obesity rates in recent decades, but current research points...

Barre Moves for the Core

Barre classes focus on the core throughout the entire workout and have many ardent followers. Why not use barre-inspired moves in the core s...

Exercise and the Gut Microbiome

New research suggests that endurance exercise positively affects the gut microbiome, but only for lean individuals and only for as long as exercise continues. Researchers at the University of Illinois...

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