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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How to Prevent Strokes

According to the World Heart Federation, whose mission is to fight cardiovascular disease worldwide, 15 million people have a stroke each ye...

Tuck Tykes in Early to Prevent Future Obesity

Do you let your little ones stay up past 8 p.m.? You may want to rethink that practice, say researchers from The Ohio State University Colle...

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