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Optimizing Visualization for Mental Toughness

All of us instinctively use visualization (aka imagery) to help us perform better. Have you ever paid close attention to an expert’s t...

Raising Rates: Negotiating Deals

What would you do with an extra $6,000 a year in earnings? Pay off debt? Go on vacation? Save for a down payment on a home? Raising your ses...

How to Help Kids Be More Active

Cedric X. Bryant, PhD, chief science officer at the American Council on Exercise, says today’s youth are largely considered physically...

How Payment Systems Affect Gym Growth

According to a report from Les Mills, Millennials—born between 1980 and early 2000—are the leading age group for fitness classes and gym workouts and are likely to consider fitness a sport...

Healthy-Weight Adults at Risk for Prediabetes

Yes, looks can be deceiving. And while it’s common to use weight or BMI to estimate a person’s health risks, a report from Annals of Family Medicine (2016; 14 [4], 304–10) suggests w...

Mindful Eating and Type 2 Diabetes

Practicing mindful eating may boost heart health and improve blood glucose levels more than simply following a healthier eating plan, suggest findings from a study published in Obesity, the scientific...

Gender Differences in Body Image Dissatisfaction

Body image dissatisfaction is associated primarily with women. However, a study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health (doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12538) suggests the conditi...

Does Wellness Coaching Work?

As wellness coaching continues to gain steam as an avenue for sustainable behavior change, so too does research into the efficacy of this ap...

The Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing

Many professionals who combine health coaching with fitness training use motivational interviewing, a method intended to stimulate a client’s active problem-solving capacities. The first large r...

Combat Prediabetes With Moderate Exercise

Researchers from the University of Florida have reported that prediabetes is on the rise. Fortunately, there may be a solution. Another study—this one from Duke Health—examined the effects...

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