IDEA Fitness Journal December 2012
December 2012

Features

The Energy Balance Equation
To battle obesity, we must understand the mathematics of weight loss and learn to look beyond the numbers.
Whole-Body Training: Warding Patterns
Reinforce how the body’s various systems “share responsibility” for producing stable motion with maximal efficiency.
Food And Addiction: The Dopamine Made Me Do It
Research is uncovering a link between our lifestyle, our genes, and a means to overcome the unhealthy connection between food and addiction.

Personal Training

Can This Psoas Be Saved?
Ex Rx: Clearing up the confusion about the psoas muscles, which are buried deep in the trunk.
Whole-Body Strength Training Using Myofascial Lines
Ex Rx: Eight practical keys to understanding and training connective tissue.
Boost Revenue: The 10-Day Fitness Program
Profit Center: Supercharge your business with an innovative training format.

Group Exercise

Group Fitness Must-Haves
Here’s a look at popular, enduring formats and programs as IDEA turns 30.
Active-Aging Stretches
Ebb: Incorporate these four stretches into your cool-downs to keep participants looking and feeling younger.
Sample Class: Core Conditioning Camp
Class Take-Out: Add a stability challenge to your boot camp.

Mind-Body-Spirit

The Happiness Factor
Is it time for the fitness industry to add happiness to the health equation?
Organize Your Mind For Client Success
Feeling frenzied? Implement these 6 "Rules of Order" and watch your creativity, productivity and emotional well-being improve. Your clients will thank you!
Footwork: The Foundation Of Pilates
Inner IDEA: Recognize and correct common misalignments in the lower body.

Research

Sleep Deprivation: Cognitive Function And Health Consequences
Research: A lack of proper sleep can put you at risk for a number of negative consequences.
Capturing The Essence Of Energy For Exercise
Research: Exploring the sources of power at the molecular level.
PTSD & Exercise: What Every Exercise Professional Should Know
Research: Tips for trainers working with survivors of powerful emotional traumas.

Nutrition

10 Triggers That Changed Our Eating In The Past 30 Years
From the food pyramid to The Biggest Loser, these 10 factors have profoundly impacted the way we view and consume food.
Navigating Restaurant Menus
Nutrition: How to help clients make healthier choices when dining out.
3 Thinking Shifts To Help Your Overweight Clients Get On Track
Nutrition: How to turn flexibility, social interaction and wellness vision into a winning fitness strategy.

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