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Spelman College Cuts Sports Programs, Opts to Fund Fitness for All

?Editor's note: In IDEA Fitness Journal (Making News, February 2013), we reported that Spelman College in Atlanta cut its sports programs in favor of a campus-wide health and fitness program. These readers support the change. I think it is a wonderful ...

Wellness Starts With the Young

by Cedric Bryant, PhD
Bridging the Gap: Antonio S. Williams founded Fit University to help children understand how to eat better and stay healthy.
Antonio S. Williams, PhD, is an assistant professor at the Indiana University School of Public Health and CEO of Identity Branding and Marketing LLC. His passion for health and wellness among youth led him to found Fit University, a nonprofit ...

Finding New Tunes And Musical Picks

Experts share the best ways to reinvigorate your playlist.
What's the best way to discover new, exciting tracks? Here's some advice from our experts, followed by sample playlists: "I listen to what other instructors are using. I also subscribe to newsletters from several industry music companies so I see what ...

Bending American Food Culture

by Sandy Todd Webster
A bold new initiative examines the future of food and the challenges facing our country in terms of health, health care, the environment and our food systems.
Does it matter that nobody seems to know how to cook anymore? Can anything be done about the dangers of industrial farming? How should we respond to the possibility that, largely because of chronic health issues caused by junk food, America's young people ...

Obese Clients: Are You Meeting Their Real Needs?

by Joy Keller
Do you think obese people are lazy? Weak-willed? Do you get frustrated when they can't do what you ask because their girth gets in the way? If you think you know obese clients, think again. We talked to obese (and formerly obese) consumers-and the ...

Do Fitness Pros Understand Obese Clients?

by Joy Keller
Clients say no, -fitness pros don-t have a clue,- and tell the fitness industry what isn-t working. Personal trainers who -get it- share solutions that work.
??In 1988, Joan Darragh tipped the scales at 288 pounds. During a trip to Japan, she had a defining moment. "I was in a bar, and I sat on a stool built for the slighter Asian frame," says the New York City resident. "Suddenly, the bolts on my metal stool ...

Cycling Up

by Alex Walsh, MA
Inner IDEA: A strategy for enhancing clients' physiological and psychological state.
You know your next client, Doug, really well. He's been working with you for 2 years, he's committed to his fitness program, and while his body is already well-conditioned, he is determined to keep improving. His session will focus mainly on intense ...

Why Women Need Weight Training

Again and again, research has shown that women who maintain a regular, moderate strength training program benefit from a long list of health advantages. Some still fear that weight training might bulk them up in unfeminine ways; however, as women of all ...

Food and Addiction: The Dopamine Made Me Do It

by Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP
Research is uncovering a link between our lifestyle, our genes, and a means to overcome the unhealthy connection between food and addiction.
Two human behaviors explain why we're still here: engaging in sex and consuming food. Both are inextricably linked by dopamine, the neurotransmitter associated with reward and pleasure. It's what motivates us to read all three volumes of Fifty Shades of ...

Secrets of Successful Strength Training

Are you getting bored with your strength training program, or not getting the same results you did when you started? It's easy to fall into a weight training rut, doing the same old routine of favorite exercises day in, day out. Unfortunately, too much ...