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Trade Animal Fats for Plant-Based Fats

In a detailed and powerful examination of how dietary fat affects health, researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have shown that consuming higher amounts of unsaturated fats is ass...

How to Handle an Emotional Situation

So what do you do when a client or group exercise participant suddenly becomes overwhelmed with emotion during a myofascial release session? Here are ways to transform a potentially un...

Understanding Heart Rate Monitor Data

Thanks to the fitness technology craze, heart rate monitors have become more than just something cyclists throw on before a race. These moni...

Is Millet as Nutritious as Quinoa?

Question: Is millet as nutritious a grain as quinoa? Can I cook it the same way?

Emotions and Massage: A Fascial Connection?

Myofascial release pioneer John F. Barnes, PT, has trained more than 100,000 therapists and physicians in the Myofascial Release Approach since the 1970s. “In the normal healthy state, the fasci...

Specific Benefits of Resistance Training

It’s not exactly news that physical activity and exercise have powerful health benefits. Indeed, it’s an insight almost as old a...

Exercise and Pain

The American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians (Chou & Huffman 2007) endorse exercise as a treatment intervent...

Two Studies Underscore the Link Between Hydration and Health

If you or your clients are poor hydrators, two new studies may convince you to dive in and figure out a way to keep your cells bathed. Since...

Four Soothing Summer Herbs for Outdoor Activities

As the summer comes into full swing, the days are filled with more and more activity. If you’re looking for increased performance and ...

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