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Improve Our Diets, Save the World

How do we wrestle with issues of food production, a swelling world population, an obesity epidemic, climate change, water scarcity, food-cos...

The Secret to Getting Kids to Eat More Fruit at School

One of the more popular criticisms of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which allowed the USDA to make drastic reforms to school lunch and ...

Fitness Industry Advice for Personal Trainers

The one piece of advice that has really worked for me is “five a day.” I heard this at a group I joined called the Be Better Project, led by Phil Kaplan. We learned a lot of good informati...

Momentum Mash Up: Riding a Wave of Excellence

How many times have you told a client or group fitness participant not to use momentum when doing a biceps curl? But momentum isn’t al...

Let the Great Times Roll

Talk about a tone-setter, Jeanette Jenkins, celebrity leader of the Hollywood Trainer Ultimate Mash-up workout, said something that really r...

The Science of Suspension Exercise

Suspension exercise combines body weight and anchored, seatbelt-like straps to provide an alternative to free weights and machines. The ques...

Foods That May Help Fight Pain

The active compounds found in these foods have been credited with helping to reduce pain, sometimes to the same extent as commonly prescribe...

Chronic Pain in Fitness Professionals

An Objective Eye It can be difficult to take a step back and be objective when it comes to your own health. Katy Bowman, MS, director of ...

How Do Personal Trainers Stay Motivated?

IDEA asked two personal trainers this question: "How do you stay motivated as a personal trainer?" Here are their answers:

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