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10 Exercise Myths

Although some old fitness fictions, such as "no pain, no gain" and "spot reducing" are fading fast, plenty of popular exercise misconceptions still exist. Here are some of the most common exercise myths as well as the not-so-common facts based on current ...

How to Help Clients Beat Belly Fat

by Jade Teta, ND
Look beyond the "eat less, exercise more" approach, and learn about hormonal physiology and strategic nutrition.
How many times have you trained a client who couldn't lose weight no matter how hard you trained him or how "clean" he insisted his nutrition was? It's frustrating for both fitness professional and client when the waistline doesn't budge in spite of what ...

Walking: The Latest Research

by Len Kravitz, PhD, Christine Mermier, PhD, James J. McCormick
We all know the basics on walking: It's simple, inexpensive and brimming with health benefits. Yet, in an age when exercise technology is increasingly complex and trainers' clients are developing more sophisticated tastes, questions linger: How can ...

Corrective Exercises: Swayback Posture

by Christine Romani-Ruby, MPT, ATC
Many fitness professionals confuse faulty lordotic posture with swayback posture. Swayback and lordosis appear similar, owing to the concave curve in the back area. However, upon closer look, it is apparent in the lordotic posture that the lumbar spine ...

Seniors' Fear of Falling: How You Can Help

by Katy Bowman
With the Baby Boomer population aging, movement professionals have to become more prepared to meet the needs of older adults. And while it may be tempting to think seniors need less when it comes to program development, clients of advanced age ...

The 25 Most Significant Health Benefits of Physical Activity and Exercise

by Len Kravitz, PhD
Common health issues that can be positively affected, prevented or controlled by exercise.
People of all ages can improve the quality of their lives and reduce the risks of developing coronary heart disease, hypertension, some cancers and type 2 diabetes with ongoing participation in moderate physical activity and exercise. Daily exercise will ...

Let Them Eat Bread

Some people think they should skip bread because of its carbs, but new research shows that daily consumption of bread, especially whole-grain bread, can help prevent cardiovascular disease. The study, which was part of the Functional Foods ...

It's All in the Brain: Unlocking the Secrets of Overeating With Neuroscience

by Mary Monroe
As obesity reaches epidemic levels, neuroimaging suggests a link between overeating and brain health-and may indicate new solutions for improving both brain function and eating habits.
Weight problems may be all in your head-or at least in your brain, according to an emerging body of brain-imaging work and related research on cravings, overeating and addictive responses to food. Daniel Amen, MD, one of the world's best-known ...

30 Essential Pieces of Equipment for the Successful Personal Training Studio

by Ryan Halvorson
IDEA authors, experts and colleagues share insights on top training-tool picks.
What equipment would you include in your dream studio? You certainly have plenty of choices. The fitness equipment industry sold $4.3 billion worth of gear in 2010-a 4.1% increase from 2009-according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. While ...

How to become a personal trainer

by Sherri McMillan, MS, Ryan Halvorson
Education, passion and planning are important components of a long-lasting personal training career.
If you love to work out and help others stay in shape, you could have a promising future as a personal fitness trainer (PFT). But don't be blinded by the prospect of earning $60 an hour to exercise: Becoming a successful PFT requires education, ...