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Joy Keller

Joy Keller is executive editor of IDEA Fitness Journal and IDEA Fit Business Success, and is also a certified personal trainer, indoor cycling instructor, yoga teacher (RYT 200) and Reiki Master.

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Real Fitness, Real People

August 31, 2005

Bryce Jackson was on his soapbox. Again. His wife, Jennifer, listened patiently as Jackson, IDEA Master Personal Fitness Trainer and owner of Real Fitness in Portland, O…

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For the People

May 31, 2005

Inspire the World to Fitness™

IDEA’s campaign unites our members with those of other organizations in a joint effort to reach out to nonexercisers. Our commitment is to provide you with information and sources so you can act locally.As more and more people fall prey to the deleterious effects of obesity, lawmakers seek ways …

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Children of Overweight Mothers Prone to Obesity by Age 6

April 30, 2005

By the time they are 6 years old, children of overweight mothers are more likely to be obese than children of lean mothers, according to a study in the January issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2005; 81 [1], 140–46).
Researchers tracked 70 children over a 6-year period at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. Th…

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Adult Immunization Alert

April 30, 2005

Each year millions of adults become sick—and more than 50,000 die—from diseases that are completely preventable. Don’t be a statistic: Know your personal risk factors and keep up-to-date with your immunizations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following vaccinations for adults, particularly those at risk because of age or health conditions, travel…

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Workplace Wellness Pays Off

April 30, 2005

The next time a company asks you how much money it can save by implementing your wellness program, share the following success stories:
Motorola’s wellness program saved the company $3.93 for every $1 invested.
Northeast Utilities’ WellAware Program reduced lifestyle and behavioral claims by $1,400,000 in the first 2 years.
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Functional Exercise Improves Task Performance in Older Women

April 30, 2005

A study published in the January issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (2005; 53 [1], 2) found that functional exercise was more effective than resistance exercise for improving daily task performance.
The subjects—98 healthy women, all aged 70 or older—lived in a “community leisure center” in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Researchers random…

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Do Something!

April 30, 2005

Do you want to express your opinion on the president’s proposed budget cuts? Thanks to the World Wide Web, it’s easier than ever to contact members of the U.S. House and Senate and share your viewpoint. (To find your representative, go to www.house.gov/writerep/.) The following organizations offer direct access to legislation updates and action…

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Media Morsels

April 30, 2005

An edited version of Super Size Me: A Film of Epic Proportions is now headed for classrooms. The educationally enhanced® version of the film is targeted for grades six through 12. It contains 24 curriculum lessons, student handout materials, games, an educator’s manual and interviews with nutritionists and doctors. For more information, visit a href=”www.supersi…

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Obesity May Hinder Prostate Cancer Screening

April 30, 2005

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels may be lower in obese men, which could lead to inaccurate screening and delays in cancer diagnosis.
A study published in the March issue of Cancer (2005; 103 [5], 1092–95), looked at the association between body mass index (BMI) and PSA in 2,779 men who did not have prostate cancer. Researchers found that the mean PSA value decreased a…

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Florida Giving Rebates for Health

April 30, 2005

Wouldn’t an incentive to lose weight be nice? Say, a nice check in the mail? Well, as of February, most private Florida insurers and HMOs are now required “to send rebate checks to employers when their workers adopt a healthier lifestyle.”
The new state rule, which the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) worked on with the Florida Hea…

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Incentives for Staff?

April 30, 2005

The concept of “pay for performance” has been a favorite in human resources for some years. Within pay for performance, staff members receive financial bonuses or incentives based on the results they produce. Pay for performance, while it is not called that, is often used with personal trainers. The “split” of a client’s fee is an example of paying the trainer for…

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Multiple Sets Better Than Single Set for Trained Postmenopausal Women

April 30, 2005

Pretrained postmenopausal women gain more strength from multiple-set protocols than from single-set training, according to a study published in last November’s Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (2004; 18 [4], 689–94).
Researchers from the University of Erlangen, Germany, examined 71 subjects, who were randomly assigned to begin with 12 weeks of the single…

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Protect Those Bright Ideas

April 30, 2005

You’ve spent many years gathering contacts and doing research to make your business the best it can be. It didn’t happen overnight. Trade secrets, pricing formulas, customer lists and business plans are valuable assets. Here are five ways to protect your intellectual property, from www.entrepreneur.com:
Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks. /…

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