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Major Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease

These are some of the factors that can increase the risk of developing atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease:

Nuts and Peanuts Reduce Cardiovascular Risk and Prolong Lifespan

While there have been numerous studies in recent years touting the health benefits of nuts and peanuts, new research published online March ...

The Reason Your Clients Don't Achieve Their Goals

Lots of people hire personal trainers or join group fitness classes hoping to lose weight. Yet many fail to meet their goals. New research suggests that “progress bias”—overestimatin...

Five Benefits of Eccentric Exercise

Not everyone likes to focus on eccentric contractions, but this style of training deserves more attention because it may be a "secret weapon...

RECIPE FOR HEALTH: Picadillo-Stuffed Jalapeños

In Mexico: The Cookbook (Phaidon 2014), the first truly comprehensive bible of authentic Mexican home cooking, author and living culinary legend Margarita Carrillo Arronte has doc- umented over 30 yea...

The Secrets to Behavior Change: Principles and Practice

The ongoing and stubborn health epidemic in the United States, combined with healthcare reform and a growing body of behavior change researc...

Kettlebells and Cardiovascular Improvements

Despite being around for quite some time—the International Union of Kettlebell Lifting suggests their origin can be traced to Ancient Greece—kettlebells have become a popular “trend....

Sample Class: Functional Strength for Older Adults

Baby Boomers are constantly bombarded with promises to lift, tighten and rejuvenate their bodies and “turn back the clock.” Truthfully, fitness professionals can roll back the clock for ol...

A Best Time to Exercise for Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes

Do you have clients with type 2 diabetes? Perhaps you should think carefully about when to schedule their strength training sessions, say re...

Fall Prevention Training for Seniors

It appears there is a growing need for seniors to engage in fall prevention. A recent report found a significant increase in falls from 1998...

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