Food And Addiction: The Dopamine Made Me Do It - October 2012 IDEA Fitness Journal
October 2012


Food And Addiction: The Dopamine Made Me Do It
Research is uncovering a link between our lifestyle, our genes, and a means to overcome the unhealthy connection between food and addiction.
IDEA World Fitness Convention™
IDEA celebrated its 30th Anniversary with the biggest convention in its history while inspiring thousands of fitness pros to transform clients' lives.
IDEA Home Study
Continuing education quizzes: Get up to 4 CECs quickly with quizzes from this issue.

Personal Training

Restoring The Injured Athlete
Client Success Story: A client's rare condition challenges Michael Piercy to expand his knowledge and skill set.
Marketing Your Training Services With Group Exercise
Profit Center: Attract more clients and gain a new perspective by teaching classes.
Can This Psoas Be Saved?
ExRx: Clearing up the confusion about the psoas muscles, which are buried deep in the trunk.
tricks of the trade “What Device Is More Effective At Helping To Smooth Out Fascia—a Soft Ball, A Hard Foam Roller Or A Soft Foam Roller With Bumps On It?”


Food For Thought
The latest in nutrition news and science.
Organic And Sustainable: At The Heart Of A Food Revolution
Nutrition: Understanding the benefits of organics and seasonal produce.
Autumn Recipes
Recipe for Health: Recipes Using Seasonally Fresh Ingredients

Group Exercise

Scripted Starts And Flawless Finales
Group Ex Skills & Drills: Make your openings and closings memorable.
Creative Ideas That Inspire
Buzz: Put new spins on traditional favorites.
Sample Class: Playing The Field
Class Take-Out: Let the games begin with this fast-paced, full-throttle workout.
Create A Finale
Ebb: End your circuit or interval classes with a fun, team-oriented game.


Mind-Body-Spirit News
Wellness news and research from around the world.
Footwork: The Foundation Of Pilates
Inner IDEA: Recognize and correct common misalignments in the lower body.

In Every Issue

fitness forum Yoga Safety
warm-up The Cost Of Globesity
Change Comes Out Of Challenge
IDEA FitnessConnect: Helping clients strive for success with IDEA’s Client Challenges tool.
Making News
Do Meal Replacements Deliver Results?
Research: Research finds that some meal replacement products are effective for temporary weight loss.
Modeling Lifelong Healthy Habits For Kids
Bridging the Gap: Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD, ACE Senior Consultant, shares her thoughts about the impact of obesity on kids and families.
fitness handout Spotlight On Stretching