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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...

Gender Differences in Body Image Dissatisfaction

Body image dissatisfaction is associated primarily with women. However, a study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health (doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12538) suggests the conditi...

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...

Combat Prediabetes With Moderate Exercise

Researchers from the University of Florida have reported that prediabetes is on the rise. Fortunately, there may be a solution. Another study—this one from Duke Health—examined the effects...

Fitness Facility Technology Benefits and Challenges

Fitness professionals cannot afford to ignore technology’s impact on client relationships. Activity trackers, apps and other fitness a...

Three Top Uses 
for Visualization

Top performers harness the power of imagery to perform at their peak. Here are three reasons why your clients may want to follow their examp...

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