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Fitness Journal
 May-June 2020


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Active People, Healthy NationSM Initiative cec
Help 27 million Americans become more physically active.
Strength Training Reduces Heart Fat cec
Cardiovascular training and resistance training are not equal when it comes to fat closest to the heart.
Some Physical Activity May Not Benefit Heart Health
New research distinguishes between sport and strenuous work activity.
Fast-Tempo Music Motivates During Exercise cec
Tunes with 137–160 beats per minute enhance exercise performance.
Recreational Running and Type 2 Diabetes cec
Running may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes.
Muscle: Use It or Lose It Until You Use It Again
New research suggests that muscles retain training benefits even after muscles atrophy.
Is REHIT Training Effective?
Save time and maintain fitness with Reduced-Exertion High-Intensity Interval Training (REHIT).
Life Purpose Is Linked With Longevity
Purposeful living may have health benefits.
Interval Walking in Midlife and Beyond cec
Brief increases in walking intensity boost health and fitness.
5 Healthy Habits
Stave off chronic diseases with a balanced plan.
May 2020 Question of the Month: Do You Offer Interval Training Programs?
Share your success stories about your interval training programs.
May 2020 IDEA Member Spotlight
Meet three IDEA members who truly shine.