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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...

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...

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 Help Kids Be More Active

Cedric X. Bryant, PhD, chief science officer at the American Council on Exercise, says today’s youth are largely considered physically...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Aging and the Brain

Experts point to five types of aging that can help us understand the concept of neuroplasticity:

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