Conquering the “Obesogenic” Environment

Bridging the Gap: Barbara A. Brehm-Curtis, EdD, shares thoughts on how fitness professionals can put healthy behaviors like eating well and exercising regularly within clients’ grasp.

Barbara Brehm-Curtis is a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she teaches courses in stress management, nutrition and health. Aside from writing about health- and fitness-related topics for more than 25 years, she has worked as a fitness instructor, personal trainer, lifestyle coach and fitness program director. She has received the San Diego County Medical Society Media Award and was a Maggie Award finalist for regular columns in Fitness Management, where she served as a contributing editor.

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