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Stress-Fighting Foods

Stress and pain diminish quality of life for millions of Americans and cost billions in healthcare expenses and lost wages.

Eight Fascinating Facts About Fascia

Fascia has been enjoying the limelight in the fitness industry as one of the hottest topics in recent conference programming, workshops and ...

Reed Alexander Gets Kids Cooking!

Depending on your age or, more aptly, how old your kids are, you likely remember 20-year-old Reed Alexander as the infamous arch-nemesis "Ne...

Cardio and Creative Core

Group fitness participants can’t seem to get enough of creative core and cardiovascular exercises. If you need innovative ideas to cha...

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Whole Grain, Bran Intake Lower Mortality Risk

A large new long-term study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) has revealed that eating more whole grains is associated w...

Do Fitness Trackers Make You Healthy?

My client Mary walks into the gym and I ask her how she is feeling and whether she has stayed active. With a sigh, she tells me she’s ...

Spiced Black Bean Burger

Americans are increasingly seeking vegetarian menu options. The increase in what is being called “flexitarian” eating is being d...

Asian Salad for Spring

This flavorful salad featuring black rice, crunchy veggies, cranberries and almonds can be further combined with your favorite greens. The s...

Does Exercise Order Really Matter in Resistance Training?

Research on resistance training design finds that the chief variables include intensity, volume, recovery between sets and exercises, workout frequency, equipment and speed of movement (Simão et al....

Energy Drinks Magnify Middle-Schoolers’ Hyperactivity

A new study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found that middle-school children who drink heavily sweetened energy drinks have a 6...

Low-Down on Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise

Diabetes affects nearly one-tenth of the U.S. population, and the worrisome health consequences make it imperative for us to understand how to manage or prevent the disease safely and effectively. For...

Wake Up Your Glutes!

It’s a sad fact of modern life that the gluteus maximus, the largest muscle in the body, often becomes inhibited and “turns off.” Ironically, this inhibition can be the culprit behin...

Ask the RD

Question: I keep hearing and reading about the alkaline diet. Can you explain how it works and if it’s as good as it appears to be? Answer: You are right—the alkaline diet seems to be h...

Cycling Class Etiquette

A cycling instructor wears many hats: coach, trainer, motivator and mentor. But one title many of us would happily relinquish is “enforcer.” It’s never a pleasant job to police worko...

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