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

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 ...

Yes, Magnesium Deserves More Respect

People tend to forget about magnesium, but health experts increasingly recognize the key role it plays in boosting health. Magnesium is crit...

Comparing Periodization Strategies for Women

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

Why Fat Shaming Is So Shameful

Negative stereotypes of people with obesity have painful consequences—especially if those people come to believe the stereotypes are t...

Are Americans Eating Better?

Americans' notoriously unhealthy diets are seeing a few improvements, according to analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Asso...

A TED® Talk Approach to Group Fitness

If you’ve ever watched a TED Talk, you’ve spent 18 minutes wrapped in a message presented by a credible, passionate and often en...

Get Mom an Exotic Fruit of the Month

Offering a mouthwatering array of fruits, from blood oranges and Asian pears to pomegranates and persimmons, a subscription to an "exotic fruit of the month club" may be the perfect way to k...

Give Yourself a Hand

The next time you pick up a dumbbell and hand it to your client, take a moment to celebrate the hard‐working hand. The hand is an ana...

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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