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Archive for September 2005

Understanding Health Savings Accounts

Fitness employers, employees and self-employed professionals alike have all been grappling with the dilemma of expensive and continually rising medical insurance premiums, with no end in sight. Fortunately, the United States federal government has recognized this burden to both small businesses—fitness and otherwise—and to citizens. In order to provide needed assistance in this a…

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Education and Motivation

In true Las Vegas style, the stars came out early for this year’s IDEA Health & Fitness Awards presentations. The magic tricks performed by The Majestix before the keynote addresses on July 7 and 8 raised plenty of goose bumps in the audience. But the magicians’ illusio…

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Weighty Beliefs

Fitness professionals have long suspected that a client’s attitude and belief system can make or break any serious attempt to lose unwanted pounds. A recent study on overweight adults, published in the March 2005 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, gives more weight to the power of positive thinking.
With the goal of determining whether person…

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The Elbow Joint

FINE

ANATOMY
BY CATHERINE FISCELLA LOGAN, MSPT

The Elbow Joint
Anatomy, two common injuries and postrehab strategies.
BY CATHERINE FISCELLA LOGAN, MSPT
ANATOMY REVIEW

ends of the bones involved in articulation (Moore 1992).
MUSCLES OF THE ELBOW JOINT

The elbow is a “hinge” joint formed by the distal end of the humerus and the proximal ends of the radius and ulna bones. The elbow moves into fle…

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ADA Journal Spotlights Kids

Anyone concerned about the escalating rise in obesity among children should take a gander at the February issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, which is devoted to studies on kids’ eating habits. Here’s a quick summary of the different studies featured in this special theme issue:
trends on kids’ sweetened-beverage consumption

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Stress Increases Risk of Unexplained Cardiac Arrest

News stories are filled with incidents of cardiac arrest after earthquakes, fires and other traumatic events. What has puzzled researchers is that sometimes the victims do not have underlying heart disease. A recent study, published in Psychosomatic Medicine (2005; [67], 359–65), suggests that emotional stress may trigger unexplained, or what is referred to as “idiopath…

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