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Okinawa-Style Eating

Use a three-pronged approach to help frail participants move better, get stronger and improve their balance. From Italy to India, many co...

Recipe for Health: Muhammara

Muhammara is a hot-pepper dip that originated in Aleppo, Syria, and is also found in Levantine and Turkish cuisines. Other “meze” (small bites) cousins from this region include tabbouleh, ...

Staying on Top of the Industry to Stay on Top of Your Career

Each year, in keeping with our tradition at IDEA, we plan this special “all features” edition of the journal around industry and...

Recipe for Health: Picadillo-Stuffed Peppers

If you don’t believe that authentic Mexican cookery is “whole” and healthy, you need to take a deep dive into Mexico: The Cookbook (Phaidon 2014), the first truly comprehensive bible...

Excessive Thoracic Kyphosis: More Than Just Bad Posture

Excessive thoracic kyphosis (ETK) is a disproportionate forward rounding or curvature of the middle and upper back, also known as the thorac...

Four Nutrition Myths that are Bad for Your Health

We all want to eat well and choose the healthiest eating plans, but separating nutrition fact from fiction can be tricky. Here are some persistent nutrition myths I often hear from friends, family and...

Sample Class: Functional Strength for Older Adults

Baby Boomers are constantly bombarded with promises to lift, tighten and rejuvenate their bodies and “turn back the clock.” Truthfully, fitness professionals can roll back the clock for ol...

Exercise and Academic Improvement

Studies have shown that students who are physically active tend to test better academically. Recently, researchers from the University of Madrid tested for possible associations between certain types ...

Hardcore Cycling: Class Plan

While the legs may be the stars of the show in indoor cycling, the core is the vital foundation that affects all movement, including the ped...

Food Fight! A Healthy Food Face-Off

As a dietitian, I’m a vociferous proponent of both strawberries and raspberries. You see, reams of studies are proving that berries ar...

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