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September 2019 Question of the Month: Personalized Nutrition

August 20, 2019

When it comes to dishing out nutrition advice, most recommendations are generalized to the population as a whole. But a number of companies have jumped into the personalized nutrition space and are marketing themselves as being able to help individuals overcome poor dieting success and boost health measures with eating plans tailored to their DNA, metabolism or microbiome.

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IDEA Member Spotlight: September 2019

August 20, 2019

Susanna Gayedon
Member Since 2008 • Los Angeles

In 1979, Susanna Gayedon, inspired by a kinesiology class—and the movie Flashdance—became a fitness instructor. But she was no flash in the pan, going on to earn her AFAA certification, become registered with Yoga Alliance and make a difference in the lives of hundreds of clients as both a personal trainer and a group fitness instructor.

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Exercise Linked to Longer Life

July 23, 2019

Keeping physically active or becoming more active during middle and older age is associated with a lower risk of death, regardless of past activity levels or existing health conditions, suggests a large United Kingdom study published in the June 26 issue of The BMJ.

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Free CEC! (You’re Welcome)

July 11, 2019

Scrambling for CECs is the worst. That’s why IDEA is offering one free CEC when you learn “How to Assess Special Populations” in a free, online course. Whether you work with older adults, or people who have obesity or chronic conditions, it’s important to establish movement baselines to create effective programs.

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Exercise and Pain: Teaching Clients to Follow the Signs

July 8, 2019

Until recently pain has been thought to be an indicator of the amount of tissue injury present in the body. The belief is that a high amount of pain equates to a serious injury, and a small amount of pain equates to a minor injury. However, through extensive research, we now know that pain has surprisingly little correlation to the amount of tissue damage present. For example, it’s estimated that 40% of people without any low back pain have at least one “bulging” disc on a lumbar spine MRI.

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Meet an IDEA Team Member: Kelly Nakai

June 25, 2019

You may feel the hummingbirdlike whoosh as she speeds by you in the hallways at IDEA headquarters, but your brain may not always process that the voltage you felt pass by was teammate Kelly Nakai. This woman is calibrated at a higher speed than most people you’ll ever meet, and from Day One of her more than 15 years at IDEA, she has moved with purpose. Driven by her love of our mission to Inspire the World to Fitness®, Kelly. Gets. Stuff. Done!

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Embracing Health at Every Size

June 25, 2019

People who have worked to lose weight may have found that achieving short-term weight loss is relatively easy. But weight loss success all too often ends in weight regain. Soon, dieters embark on a new diet, launching a round of weight cycling that wreaks havoc on the body and causes many problems routinely blamed on obesity.

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Help Your Clients Move Better. Free Courses.

June 21, 2019

By now, you’ve heard that “sitting is the new smoking.” It’s a catchy phrase with a powerful message: A sedentary lifestyle can impact your health—and not in a good way.
Consider your average client. She takes time to exercise (which is so good!) But, her other 23 hours are likely seated. She drives to work, appointments, shopping centers, the gym and then likely relaxes with screen time.

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