Give the American Dietetic Association (ADA) an “A” for effort. In the January 2006 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, the association issued a new Position Paper on local support for nutrition integrity in schools. Here is a summation o…Read More
Do you need a translator every time you try a new, exotic recipe?
You are not alone. All cooks need occasional help with food terms that can seem like Greek to anyone not fluent in several languages. Here’s a primer you can use to decipher terms that are foreign to your kitchen:
al dente (al-DEN-tay): An Italian term meaning “cooked till firm to the bite”&md…Read More
Over the past 20 years, a great deal has changed regarding the h…Read More
If you are confused about some of the latest scientific findings from the ongoing, large-scale Women’s Health Initiative, welcome to the club! One recent finding, in particular, surprised researchers and consumers alike: Low-fat diets apparently offer no real benefits in ter…Read More
A 12-week yoga program was more effective than conventional exercise or a self-help program for improving function and reducing chronic low-back pain, according to research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (2005; 143 , 849–56). Scientists at the Cente…Read More
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As our industry evolves, we are learning that knowledge in th…Read More
The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) is launching the third International Pilates Day on May 6, 2006, with a public-school initiative to fight inactivity in America’s youth and combat childhood obesity. “Our goal is to offer this Pilates initiative at no cost to the scho…Read More
Change is exciting and scary. Change can demand great sacrifice. Change is many things to many people. It exposes our fears and diminishes our perceived sense of “control” over our lives and fitness careers. In every case it requires adaptability to survive. Fitness pros who don’t adapt often find themselves extinct, left behind, paralyzed or stuck.
How can you lea…
Have you been looking for a way to challenge and prepare your indoor cycling class for a lively outdoor group-ride pace? “Riding the Wind” is perfect. This class is designed to increase the total capacity or gear you’re able to maintain without becoming overly anaerobic. It’s based on the fundamentals of the fartlek (a Swedish term meaning “speed play”) in…Read More
Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in people in developed nations? What if diet could slow the progression of AMD?
Research published in the December 28, 2005, issue of JAMA suggests that…
In Native* American tradition, the circle is a powerful symbol. The Medicine Wheel, representing the cyclical and interconnected nature of life, is a traditional healing t…Read More
Many companies are looking to the fitness and wellness indust…Read More
Martha, your new client, is 50 years old and has high bloo…Read More
Marcos Prolo, owner of Fitness Factory and creator of STRONG™ and FAST™ workouts, instinctively knows how to work a room. He has an understated sense of humor that is instantly engaging. Prolo is also a “student” of group fitness and …Read More