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Water Fitness: A Well-Kept Secret

"I don't have to visit the chiropractor!" "The doctor has cut my BP medication in half." "There is no stress on my knees!" "I can perform...

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Question: I use chia seeds and flaxseed in smoothies. How do they compare to fish as sources of omega‐3s?

Don't Go Sour on Fermented Foods

Looking for novel, nutrient‐packed foods to add to your diet? Fermented foods may be what you've been missing all your life. Known for their active bacteria and sour flavor, fermente...

Weak Thighs = Knee Problems in Women, But Not Men

Research suggests that women are more likely than men to develop knee osteoarthritis &lpar:KOA). Improving thigh muscle strength ...

Comparing Periodization Strategies for Women

Study reviewed: Bartolomei, S., et al. 2015. Block vs. weekly undulating periodized resistance training programs in women. Journal of ...

Update to Labels May Curb Food Waste

Americans waste about 8 million pounds of food each year. What if we could easily reduce that—and put nearly $30 million back i...

The Power of Visualization

All of us instinctively use visualization (aka imagery) to help us perform better. Have you ever mentally practiced your own perfo...

Exercise Lowers Breast Cancer Return Risk

Thirty percent of women who overcome breast cancer experience a recurrence (www.breastcancer.org). Recently, scientists reviewed ...

Resistance Training and the Cardiorespiratory Response

We know that resistance training improves strength, but can it also challenge the cardiorespiratory system? In a study published in Th...

Challenging an All-or-Nothing Nutrition Mindset

If you’ve ever gotten your car stuck in the snow or the mud, you know how maddening it can be as you try to find the traction to get g...

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