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Sleep as Performance Enhancer?

For people who want to improve athletic performance, extra sleep may be critical. Sleeping even a modest amount more for 5 nights boosted th...

Vibration Boosts Effects of Foam Roller

Traditional foam rollers have become widespread in the fitness setting. Recently, some manufacturers have added vibration technology to thei...

Does Having a Higher Income Make You More Active?

Higher earners may have more resources to boost activity levels than lower-income people, but that doesn’t make the better-off less se...

Exercise Gives Women Instant Memory Boost

Do you have something important to remember? Study it first, and then take a short, light jog around the block. New science suggests that a ...

Strengthening the Ankle After Injury

A sprained ankle has far-reaching effects that personal trainers need to understand to help clients heal and regain mobility. A sprain tears...

Warmup Plan: Targeting the Hips

Eager class participants want to tap into their highest potential, and group fitness instructors have been acknowledging this by offering wo...

New Way to Calculate Childhood Obesity

Over the years, experts have questioned the accuracy of body mass index scores, known as BMI “z-scores,” for estimating body fat...

Foam-Rolling Techniques: A 4-Step Formula

It seems as though the best way to foam-roll is in the name: Roll, and rolling back and forth has merit and support from the scientific comm...

Can a High-Carb Diet Shorten Your Life?

Research on more than 135,000 people across five continents found that eating moderate amounts of fat plus moderate helpings of fruits and v...

Protecting the Aging Brain

Study after study shows that physical activity, diet and other lifestyle factors keep the brain healthy as we age—contrary to the popu...

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