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Shirley Archer

Shirley Archer, JD, MA, is the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in Los Angeles, California, and Zurich, Switzerland. Two of her books, The Walking Deck and The Strength and Toning Deck, are now featured as iPhone apps. Contact her at www.shirleyarcher.com.

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Jumping and training

Jump for Effectiveness

March 8, 2021

By analyzing ground-force patterns after subjects jumped as high as possible, researchers devised a simple method of evaluating training or rehab progress.

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Running and mental health

Running and Mental Health

March 8, 2021

“Running has important positive implications for mental health, particularly depression and anxiety disorders,” note authors of a comprehensive study.

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Sleep and injury risk for athletes

Get Your Sleep Before a Big Game

March 8, 2021

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

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Gen Z and millennial values

Gen Z Values Sustainability

March 8, 2021

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

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