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Who Is (and Isn’t!) Reading Food Labels

The Nutrition Facts panel displayed on all packaged food can relay critical nutrition information like calorie, sugar and fiber content&mdas...

The Long-Term Benefits of Pedometer Use

Studies show that tracking daily steps with a pedometer leads to higher activity levels. A new report out of the U.K. suggests the practice can inspire people to take more steps for many years. The r...

Why We Eat Too Much at Night

It’s 10 p.m., you’re catching up on email, and it suddenly hits you: a Goliath-sized craving for chocolate-chunk ice cream. Find...

Ask the RD

Question: I have heard that drinking apple cider vinegar is good for weight loss. Is that true, or is it too good to be true? Answer: Ap...

Researchers Find a Link Between Activity Level, ALS

Made famous by legendary baseball player Lou Gehrig, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS—a progressive neurodegenerative disease tha...

Top Money Tips for Fit Pros

Money is often a dirty word among fitness professionals. Most get into the business to help others, but you can’t pay bills with good ...

Body Fat Is Better Indicator of Type 2 Diabetes

Here’s more reason to apply a battery of assessments when determining a client’s health status. Scientists have found that body fat percentage is a more accurate indicator of a person&rsqu...

Weight Loss Runs in the Family

It turns out that people who make an effort to shed a few pounds aren’t just in it for themselves; they may be helping their significa...

Magnesium Boosts Power of Vitamin D

Your clients may believe they’re getting ample vitamin D, but they won’t get the full benefit if their diet lacks magnesium. A study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic As...

Go Fish for Stronger Bones

A trip to the fishmonger can help your bones and your heart. Scientists have long noted a link between eating omega-3 fats in certain fish and improving heart function, but these mega-healthy fats are...

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