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Archive for April 2003

Healthy Cooking Methods

Want to get the most nutritional value out of cooked food? As a rule, rapid cooking techniques are better for retaining nutrients than slower methods. For healthiest results, most experts recommend cooking food thoroughly but rapidly. Try the following methods, described by Catherine Reade, MS, RD, owner of Healthfull Living in Littleton, Colorado, to preserve the nutrients you need to stay healthy.

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Confronting the Obesity Epidemic

Fitness professionals feel a sense of urgency to take action against the dual health care concerns of obesity and inactivity. That is why IDEA put a serious face on the 2003 IDEA Personal Trainer International Summit’s opening session and called on a panel of experts and all convention delegates to talk frankly about one of…

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A Blizzard of Learning

What a weekend to remember. Apparently, the 1,300 delegates, exhibitors, presenters, IDEA assistants and staff who attended the 2003 IDEA Personal Trainer International Summit® took its theme of “Putting Fitness First–Elevating the Fitness Priority” literally. Considering the snowy circumstances, the turnout might have lacked luster. Instead, PFTs from 14 countries traveled to Washington, D.C., and…

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Mentoring: A Fitness Manager’s Best Friend

As a fitness manager or director, you probably never have enough time. Your to-do list seems endless, and you may have to switch constantly among the many roles that you play. Consequently, you might feel guilty that you don’t have as much time as you want to spend with your staff, especially your new employees.

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Ensure That You Insure Wisely

You have to make every penny count but, especially in the

very physical ´¼üeld of personal training, don’t want to skimp on insurance. Quicken.com’s Karen Cheney says that, although rising insurance premiums are practically unavoidable, you can avoid paying more than is absolutely necessary.

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Yoga for Athletes

1. Understand How Yoga Benefits Athletes. The postures, breathing and inner focus of yoga can help balance, strengthen and restore overtaxed muscles, joints and ligaments. In addition to elongating tight, fatigued and shortened muscles, yoga helps calm and clear the mind.

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News Flash!

The most obvious benefit of a newsletter is its marketing power: You can gain exposure by using it to promote your training services, advertise special events and sales, lead clients to your Web site and sell products. A carefully crafted newsletter also plays a key role in building solid relationships with clients.

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