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Be a Standout Employee

by Alexandra Williams, MA
Maybe it-s the coffee bar employee who always has a smile and knows your favorite drink. Maybe it-s the hotel clerk who follows through to ensure you have all the amenities you need. Or perhaps it-s one of your co-workers who seems to consistently ...

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Making Strides

by Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD
Some experts believe that if childhood obesity rates in the U.S. continue to rise, the current generation of kids could become the first in American history to live shorter lives than their parents. To combat this growing epidemic, the American Heart ...

World Fitness Convention to be Held on July 8-12

San Diego - IDEA Health - Fitness Association, the leading membership organization of health and fitness professionals worldwide with more than 22,000 members in over 80 countries, announces the program for the 26th annual IDEA World Fitness ...

Quitters Pay the Price in Extra Pounds

by Ryan Halvorson
Fitness professionals are aware that clients who can-t adhere to an exercise program risk gaining weight, but a study conducted recently by Paul T. Williams of the U.S. Department of Energy-s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory takes a more ...

Corporate Wellness-Programming for Profit

by Alexandra Williams, MA
Both employers and employees can enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, including fiscal fitness.
There doesn-t seem to be much dispute about healthcare costs being a burden on employers and employees. Chronic disease alone costs the United States more than $1 trillion annually. The U.S. spends an additional $277 billion per year just to treat seven ...

What Is Power Yoga?

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
In our ongoing series on yoga in the United States, this month's column looks at the roots of "power yoga," a term widely used in America to describe the style known in India as ashtanga yoga. Sri K. Pattabhi Jois introduced the Indian ashtanga practice ...

2008 IDEA World Fitness Convention(tm)

by Mary Monroe
Inspiration: Inspiration can be hard to come by when you-re caught up in your daily routine-so break out of it!
California choreographer and hip-hop innovator Milo Levell had been a presenter at fitness conferences in Italy, Russia, Japan and China but had never presented in -his own backyard- until last year-s IDEA World Fitness Convention in San Diego. -My ...

Physiology Refresher

by Catherine Logan, MSPT
Personal Training 101: When was the last time you brushed up on a few basics about the human body?
You can probably remember studying for your certification exam: What is the difference between a strain and a sprain? a tendon and a ligament? an artery and a vein? the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous systems? After the exam was over, you ...

Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes

by Pamela Nisevich, MS, RD, LD
Nutrition: Why nutrient deficiencies can spell defeat for kids who compete in sports.
More and more young athletes are seeking personal fitness trainers for specialized workouts. As part of their training, we strive to help these young people become stronger and better able to withstand the rigors of sports competition. But physical ...

How to Be a Great Instructor

by Fred Hoffman, MEd
When teaching the adult learner, create a welcoming, motivating and trusting space.
Most people have been lucky enough to have teachers who left a lasting impression on their lives. Think about one of your favorite mentors or instructors. What made him or her so special? And what can you do to create the same experience in your own ...