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Hip hinge stretch

Stretches After Sitting All Day

Encourage your fitness class participants to use these simple stretches after sitting all day to help their muscles return to a relaxed state.

Sleep and injury risk for athletes

Get Your Sleep Before a Big Game

College athletes who skimp on sleep may be increasing their risk for injury, according to a small study by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers.

Video game eating habits

Video Games and Poor Eating Habits

The explosive growth of the video game industry may be leading to less-than-stellar eating habits in young men.

Neuromuscular system and aging

Effects of Aging on the Neuromuscular System

Neuromuscular system changes in the aging population often include muscle weakness, reduced joint proprioception and decreased power.

Carbs effect on fecundability

Carbs and Fecundability

Women in North America and Denmark who wanted to become pregnant and consumed higher amounts of lower-quality carbohydrates experienced lower fecundability.

Tape box workout

Sample Class: Tape-Box Workout

This fitness class with “tape box” workouts uses painter’s tape on the floor to create high-intensity agility and body-weight strength drills.

Omega-3 fatty acids and heart disease

Mega Heart-Healthy Fat

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in America, but omega-3 fatty acids can help, according to a review on cardiovascular disease prevention.

Gen Z and millennial values

Gen Z Values Sustainability

When marketing to young adults, consider brand values. Gen Z and millennials care about sustainability and social impact, according to a survey.

Physical education for kids

Fitness Helps Kids Who Need It Most

New evidence supports the value of physical education programs for kids, not only for physical health, but also for cognitive health.

Fitness apps

Fitness App Research Likely To Increase

We all have our favorite fitness apps, and researchers predict future app studies will include more focus on consumer motivation, engagement and behavior.

Citrus and vitamin C for muscle growth

Vote Citrus for More Muscle

A study published in The Journal of Nutrition found that adults with the highest levels of vitamin C had more skeletal muscle growth.

Exercise and appetite

Appetite For Exercise, Not Food

Scientists determined that lactate—a byproduct of intense exercise—suppressed levels of ghrelin and bumped up levels of other hormones that reduce appetite.

CDC guidelines for COVID-19 safety in fitness facilities

CDC Reports Show COVID-19 Protocols Effective for Fitness Facilities

CDC reports show efficacy of safety practices in the fitness industry and provide recommendations to ensure COVID-19 safety in fitness facilities.

Youth fitness program

Youth Fitness Gets Boost During COVID-19

The Cooper Institute now offers a free online tool for youth fitness, The FitnessGram Playground, to improve kids’ physical fitness and mental well-being.

Exer lab digital fitness

Thriving in a Hybrid Fitness Market

To succeed in the digital fitness paradigm, coaches need to craft digital fitness experiences by leveraging streaming platforms and artificial intelligence.

California Fitness Alliance

California Fit Pros: Take Action Today to Get Facilities Open Statewide

Please get involved in the 350 Day Social Media Campaign to urge elected leaders to open fitness facilities in California with proper COVID-19 protocols.

2021 IDEA World Virtual

Is Fitness Essential?

Fitness professionals know how essential fitness is, but during the pandemic, the legal interpretation of “essential” vastly differed.