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.
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 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.
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 and Fecundability
Women in North America and Denmark who wanted to become pregnant and consumed higher amounts of lower-quality carbohydrates experienced lower fecundability.
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.
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 Values Sustainability
When marketing to young adults, consider brand values. Gen Z and millennials care about sustainability and social impact, according to a survey.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.