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  1. Intermittent Fasting: A Primer

    If you haven’t had a client ask about it yet, you will soon. Intermittent fasting has hit the mainstream, and a lot of peo- ple are taking notice. Proponents claim that intermittent fasting causes more rapid weight loss than other approaches; that it makes dieting easier; and that it improves blood glucose control and blood lipids. Does th...

  2. Why You Should Drink Warm Water & Lemon

    The way you start each day is incredibly important. Whether you're a mom, a coach, a writer, a small business owner or a yoga teacher, what you do first thing in the morning matters. According to Ayurvedic philosophy, choices that you make regarding your daily routine either build up resistance to disease or tear it down.

  3. Muscle Mass as a New Vital Sign

    Fitness professionals understand the importance of building and maintaining lean body mass for functional mobility and health. New research shows that medical professionals should also be promoting this message to their patients. “Muscle mass should be looked at as a new vital sign,” said principal investigator Carla Prado, PhD, RD, ass...

  4. Fascia as an Organ of Proprioception and its Relationship to Chronic Pain

    "Fascia contains mechanoreceptors and proprioceptors. In other words, every time we use a muscle, we stretch fascia that is connected to spindle cells, Ruffini and Paccini corpuscles and Golgi organs.

  5. 7 Principles for Outstanding Boomer Workouts

    Do you teach or train generally healthy, moderate- to high-functioning baby boomers? Or are you thinking of directing more of your efforts to exercisers over 50? If so, be among the first to learn targeted principles you can weave into clients' or class participants' workouts. Whether you're a small-class leader, a one-o...

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      Thanks for sharing it. This is very useful

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  6. 33 Cardio-Based Bodyweight Exercises

    How to Use This List Create your own workout: Pick 3 or 4 moves from the list below and add them to any workout. Do the moves between strength training exercises as an active rest or add them on to the start of a run or other cardio routine.

  7. Understanding Set-Point Weight

    Humans are hardwired to resist dietary restrictions. Science bears this out: In the absence of an ongoing weight maintenance program, half of the people who lose 10% or more of body weight gain it all back within 5 years or so (Montesi et al. 2016).

  8. Nutrition Hacks Based on Hard Science

    “Diets” don’t work. By now, most health and fitness professionals know that restrictive meal plans usually fail. We also see how diets deprive people of foods they enjoy, fueling a constant cycle of weight loss and gain. But what do we tell fitness clients who want to lose weight? The key is helping them reframe their diet ment...

  9. Pillars of Functional Training for Active Aging

    Healthy aging is more than the absence of disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO): “For most older people, the maintenance of functional ability has the highest importance” (WHO 2015). Colin Milner, founder and CEO of the International Council on Active Aging in Vancouver, British Columbia, echoes these comments. &ldqu...

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  10. Roasted Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts

    These roasted vegetables are enhanced with a fragrant mixture of rosemary, garlic and olive oil-start them a day ahead so they can absorb the full flavor of the marinade.

  11. Mediterranean Diet Can Prevent Blindness

    Evidence is mounting that a poor diet plays an important role in the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in the United States. A large collaboration of researchers from the European Union investigated the connection between genes and lifestyle on the development of AMD.

  12. Periodization paradigms in the 21st century: Evidence-led or tradition-driven?

    "While too much and too little training load may lead to accumulated fatigue (non-functional overreaching or overtraining) and detraining, respectively, an appropriate training dose at the individual level may allow optimal improvements in fitness and performance (Bouchard and Rankinen, 2001; Hautala et al., 2006, 2009; Borresen and Lambert, 2009; Manzi et al., 2009b, 2013; Castagna et al., 2011).

  13. What's On My Food? :: Pesticides On Food

    At Pesticide Action Network (PAN), we believe that pesticides are a public health problem requiring public engagement to solve. We want you to have the information you need to take action based on a solid understanding of the issues. What's On My Food? builds on PAN's more than 30-year tradition of making pesticide science accessible.

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    Find great doctors at Vitals. Read ratings and reviews from other patients, get insurance information, hours and locations, and book an appointment online.

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      MT @healthythinker: Just searched for a MD in a specialty and landed on Excellent UX w/ quick video profile on doctor

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  15. ZERO U.S. Measles Deaths in 10 Years, but Over 100 Measles Vaccine Deaths Reported

    With the measles and measles vaccine debate reaching a near frenzy on the Internet, it is always nice to throw some cold hard facts on the firestorm currently raging in the measles debate.

    • Danke Frau Kollegin :-)

      Via: May 19, 2015
    • @glossylove

      Please read and research before freaking the hell out. Knowledge is power.

      Via: Feb 13, 2019
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