Shirley ArcherShirley 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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The Health & Fitness Recovery Act of 2020 reflects efforts to provide financial relief to health and fitness businesses hurt by the pandemic.Read More
Findings from the Black Women’s Health Study show that African American women have a life expectancy 2.7 years shorter than Caucasian American women.Read More
Researchers found that high-intensity resistance training in physical rehabilitation is safe and improves function and satisfaction for older adults.Read More
While social media influencers are known to affect purchasing decisions, it’s unclear whether they can positively influence health and fitness behaviors.Read More
Data shows that exercise training can reduce falls by 23%. Balance and functional training reduced falls among participants compared to nonexercisers.Read More