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What's Your Take on Raw Milk?

Question: What’s your take on raw milk? Is it more nutritious than pasteurized milk? Is it safe? Answer: In choosing to emphasize whole foods and unprocessed foods, both worthwhile endeavors, s...

Tools for Trying Fit Tech With Kids

To read more about how diet and daily activities influence how genes do their jobs, please see "Fit Tech for Kids: Boon or Bust?" in the online IDEA Library or in the January 2016 print issue of IDEA ...

Barley Reduces Appetite, Lowers Blood Sugar

A recent study from Lund University in Sweden shows that barley can rapidly improve health by reducing blood sugar levels and lowering the risk for diabetes. The secret lies in the special mixture of ...

Feed Your Mind at the IDEA® World Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit

Because your clients need your guidance on more than exercise, IDEA has created a premier 1-day focus (July 16) within 2016 IDEA World Fitne...

Technology as a Conduit to Get Kids More Active

Go play outside! Growing up, many of us heard this directive coming from our parents. Today, kids are more apt to be playing inside ...

A Better Way to Control Calories

While calories do count, it has become clear that counting them won’t help most people over the long term. However, we still want clie...

Training With Tubing

Resistance tubing is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in the fitness industry. Incorporating tubing into your classes is easy a...

Mindset and Portion Control

Do you know that how you feel about power and status can affect the portion sizes you choose? That’s the finding from a review of stud...

Program Design: Plyometrics + Strength

Many participants are showing up to class ready to be pushed hard. The challenge for you, as the instructor, is to keep programs form-focuse...

Ask the RD: Are Beans and Whole Grains Good for You?

Question: Are there really “antinutrients” in beans and whole grains? Aren’t beans and whole grains good for you?

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