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Fitness Journal
 November 2019

QUIZ: What Type of Fitness Classes Should You Teach? SPONSORED
What group fitness workouts would you rock at teaching? Take this quiz and find out!
10 Reasons Why Fitness Instructors Should Teach on Vacation SPONSORED
Gain new clients, experience and more by bringing your fitness business to beautiful destinations.
Picking the Brain
These clever facts about the body's headquarters may blow your mind.
Meet an IDEA Team Member: Judy Minich
Get to know our Production Editor, Judy Minich.
Sample Class: Seated Exercises for Older Adults
Three ways to challenge your older-adult participants in your next seated, chair-based fitness class.
Resist the Twist: Core Stabilization Postures
The ability to resist outside forces in these stabilization postures helps participants strengthen the core and avoid injury.
Cultural Appropriation in Yoga
In this practice intended to heal, are we inadvertently causing harm?
How to Increase Confidence and Fitness Class Size
Revisit the basics and enhance the overall workout experience in your group fitness class.
An Attitude of Gratitude
Creating a safe space gives this trainer's clients a lot to be thankful for.
Virtual Group Fitness Classes
Virtual classes have popped up in fitness facilities, but are they good for the industry?
Holiday food dining table
Holiday Food Swaps for Health
Try these healthy holiday food alternatives to stay on track.
November 2019 Question of the Month: Is Social Media a Nutritional Black Hole? cec
Popular bloggers don't make the grade when it comes to diet advice.
More Strikes Against Eating Too Much Salt cec
High sodium consumption is linked to increased body weight.
To Break the Sugar Habit, Dial Down the Blue Light
Turning off those blue screens may prevent consumption of sugary food.
Could Gaming Help People Eat Better?
Gamers who virtually sped to veggies lost weight in real life.
Poor Food Choices at Work Can Impact Overall Diet
Poor diet at work is linked to obesity and diabetes.
Many Female Athletes Need to Eat More cec
Too little food can diminish athletic performance in women.
Posture and Food Tasting cec
Who knew? Sitting for a meal can improve the taste of food.
Why Kids Need More Water
Kids who trade soda for water reduce calorie consumption.
Fussy Eaters Are Poor Eaters cec
Evidence linking food neophobia with low-quality diets encourages picky eaters to try new foods.
Snacking Calories Add Up
Put down that cookie for a slimmer New Year.
Motivational Music and Interval Training
Music boosts pleasure and performance.
November 2019 Question of the Month: Supporting the Next Generation
We want to hear how you encourage young fitness enthusiasts.
Exercise Reduces Colon Cancer Growth
New findings show effect of high-intensity interval training on cancer cells.
Significance of Kids’ Fitness cec
A physically active lifestyle starts declining as early as age 7.
Fitness Predicts Longevity After 70
As survival indicators, fitness levels are more accurate than traditional risk factors.
Exercise Boosts Memory Immediately After Training
Moderate exercise session increases memory performance.
Rethinking Training to Exhaustion cec
Training to fatigue may impair motor learning.
Exercise and Jet Lag
Specifically timed exercise bouts can shift your body clock.
Healthy Lifestyle and Dementia cec
Healthy habits reduce dementia risk regardless of genetics.
High-Cadence Cycling and Recreational Cyclists cec
Raising cycling rpm too high does not boost exercise benefits.
Muscular Strength and Mental Well-Being
Poor muscular fitness may be linked to depression and anxiety.
High-Volume, High-Intensity Exercise Is Safe for Men cec
Heart disease mortality risk is not greater for extreme athletes.
Complex Training: Pairing for Power cec
Maximize your time with athlete clients by using the retro approach of complex training that's come back into favor.
Carbs for breakfast before a workout
A Case for Breakfast Before a Workout cec
New evidence points to improved muscle performance following a breakfast rich in carbohydrates.
Training Techniques for High-Performance Older Athletes cec
Use science-based protocols to help masters athletes and clients in 50-and-older rec leagues.