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Len Kravitz

Len Kravitz, PhD is a professor and program coordinator of exercise science at the University of New Mexico where he recently received the Presidential Award of Distinction and the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. In addition to being a 2016 inductee into the National Fitness Hall of Fame, Dr. Kravitz was awarded the Fitness Educator of the Year by the American Council on Exercise. Just recently, ACSM honored him with writing the 'Paper of the Year' for the ACSM Health and Fitness Journal.

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Holiday Stress

10 Holiday Stress Coping Strategies

December 7, 2021

With the holidays often come new stressors. Family get-togethers, shopping, decorating, gift buying and wrapping, cooking and baking, and attending special activities can place extra demands on clients and lead to stress.

Here are 10 holiday stress coping strategies from the Mayo Clinic:

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Stress Physiology

November 8, 2021

We all intuitively understand the growing and widespread impact of stress on mental health, but stress physiology is just as deleterious.

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Water walking exercise

Water Workouts Make a Splash

January 11, 2021

Water workouts have been employed with older populations and those with elevated injury risk because of the reduced impact on the skeletal system.

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Muscle Cramps? Find Out Why

September 11, 2019

Muscle cramps can stop athletes in their tracks. Although they usually self-extinguish within seconds or minutes, the abrupt, harsh, involuntary muscle contractions can cause mild-to-severe agony and immobility, often accompanied by knotting of the affected muscle (Minetto et al. 2013). And cramps are common; 50%–60% of healthy people suffer muscle cramps during exercise, sleep or pregnancy or after vigorous physical exertion (Giuriato et al. 2018).

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