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Answering the Age-Old Question “So, What Do You Think About This Diet?"

Since there is no one “best” diet, and since adherence to a new eating and exercise plan is the most important predictor of whet...

Health Benefits of Mediterranean Diet

Crous-Bou, M., et al. 2014. Mediterranean diet and telomere length in Nurses’ Health Study: Population based cohort study. British Med...

Exercise: The Miracle Cure-All?

Miracle Cure-All? We know there are many benefits to regular exercise. After sifting through study after study, professors at the Academy o...

Cardio and Creative Core

Group fitness participants can’t seem to get enough of creative core and cardiovascular exercises. If you need innovative ideas to cha...

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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....

Stress-Fighting Foods

Stress and pain diminish quality of life for millions of Americans and cost billions in healthcare expenses and lost wages.

Eight Fascinating Facts About Fascia

Fascia has been enjoying the limelight in the fitness industry as one of the hottest topics in recent conference programming, workshops and ...

How To Work With Teen Athletes

Working with a group of teen athletes can be a frustrating experience—but it doesn’t have to be. Justin Russ, CSCS, a strength a...

Understanding Inflammation

Inflammation is the body’s immune, self-protective and healing response to harmful stimuli, irritants, pathogens and damaged cells. Mo...

A Simple Solution for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention?

Over the past several years, adequate sleep has been associated with appetite suppression, weight loss and improved energy levels. New resea...

Postmenopausal Women: Jump for Bone Health

Knee osteoarthritis (OA)—a progressive disease that destroys articular tissues and cartilage—affects about 13% of women aged 60 and older. According to a report published in the Caspian Jo...

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...

Mindfulness Meditators and Time

You may have experienced the feeling that time moves more slowly when you are “away from it all” in a natural setting, without t...

Powerful Postures to Melt Stress

In today’s complicated world, just listening to the evening news on television or radio can raise cortisol rates in the body. High str...

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