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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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Weight bias and obesity

Weight Bias May Be Declining

January 11, 2021

More people share the viewpoint that those with obesity are being blamed for the disease, rather than getting medical help to manage it, according to research.

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Exercise and liver health

Exercise and a Healthy Liver

December 7, 2020

A study related to treatment for people with fatty liver disease highlights an opportunity training those with “medical fitness” conditions.

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Fitness and weight research

Fit or Fat Research Update

December 7, 2020

A recent research review supports the value of fitness, regardless of weight loss outcomes, for people who are overweight or have obesity.

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health coaches

Coaches Need Coaches, Too

December 3, 2020

During stressful times like the pandemic, it’s important to make time not only for personal self-care but also for professional development.

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