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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 ...

Finding New Tunes And Musical Picks

Experts share the best ways to reinvigorate your playlist.
POWER," by will.i.am "Feel This Moment," by Pitbull and Christina Aguilera Cycling Tracks "Titanium," by David Guetta "Sandstorm," by Darude "Blow (Cirkut Remix)," by Ke$ha Yoga Tracks "For What It's Worth (India Dub)," by DJ Drez "Awake ...

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.
was in a school kitchen recently, and it smelled terrible. They were lacking the equipment necessary to develop flavor. "We've lost the -story' that goes with the food," he lamented. "It doesn't have a story anymore." 5. We Should Retrain Kids' Approach ...

Obese Clients: Are You Meeting Their Real Needs?

by Joy Keller
experienced by those who are more than 50 pounds overweight," says Lisa Williams of Lawrenceville, Georgia. "I think it's difficult for them to realize the self-talk that goes on in an overweight person's mind [and] that constantly keeps ...

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.
fitness instructors who lacked empathy and compassion. "[Fitness professionals] may understand how being 5 or 10 pounds overweight may feel, and how you have to stay on top of that, but few understand the powerlessness experienced by those who are more ...

Cycling Up

by Alex Walsh, MA
Inner IDEA: A strategy for enhancing clients' physiological and psychological state.
to intensity of physiological activity (heart rate, blood pressure, muscle tension, skin sweat activity, etc.); "preparatory arousal" is the act of getting "pumped up," usually by breathing at an accelerated rate (Perkins, Wilson - Kerr 2001; ...

Why Women Need Weight Training

training, negative attitudes about women in the weight training room are rapidly fading, according to renowned strength training researcher William J. Kraemer, PhD, of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Weight training expert and ...

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.
shown that supplementing with dietary choline can increase the nerve growth factor in the PFC, improving memory and precision, helping reduce aging deficits and even aiding in recovery from early PFC injury (Sandstrom, Loy - Williams ...

Secrets of Successful Strength Training

of effective physical conditioning. The key to successful strength training lies in varying the training stimuli, says William J. Kraemer, PhD, professor of applied physiology at the Pennsylvania State University's Laboratory for Sports ...

Foot Type: Choosing Shoes

Want to enjoy a lifetime of exercise? Make sure you wear the shoes that best suit your feet. Shoes are made for all types of feet and actions, and knowing your foot type can aid you in selecting shoes that will help prevent injury. ...