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Shirley Archer

Shirley Archer, JD, MA, is an internationally acknowledged integrative health and mindfulness specialist, best-selling author of 16 fitness and wellness books translated into multiple languages and sold worldwide, award-winning health journalist, contributing editor to Fitness Journal, media spokesperson, and IDEA's 2008 Fitness Instructor of the Year. She's a 25-year industry veteran and former health and fitness educator at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, who has served on multiple industry committees and co-authored trade books and manuals for ACE, ACSM and YMCA of the USA. She has appeared on TV worldwide and was a featured trainer on America's Next Top Model.

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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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