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August 2015

Fitness JournalIDEA Fitness Journal - August 2015
Powerful Postures to Melt Stress
Enrich any class by integrating four stress reduction techniques: preparation, poses, pondering and prana.
6 Key Factors That Predict Weight Gain
Science reveals what makes people put on pounds over the long term.
Concurrent Training Can Jeopardize Strength Gains
Research explains why combining cardio and strength training in the same session can be counterproductive for athletes and conditioned fitness fans.
Playing Hurt
Is chronic pain something fitness professionals deny at their peril?
Nutrition Strategies for Stress and Pain Management
Research shows that certain foods may help our bodies fight the damaging effects of chronic stress and pain.
Research Sheds New Light on the Exercise “Afterburn”
Recent studies help clarify the body's ability to keep burning extra calories long after we stop exercising.
How to Make HIIT a Hit for Everyone
Intensity doesn't negate the need to teach the people in front of you properly.
Stepping Out of Fitness Reductionism
How do wearable activity monitors fit into a holistic approach to health and well-being?
What You Don’t Know About Food Labeling Could Undermine Your Health
Learn more about the nuances of food marketing and what front-of-package labels may not be telling you.
Self care for sleep
Three Self-Care Moves for Sleep
After a vigorous class, help participants wind down with this self-myofascial-release sequence.
Mind-Body Activities for Children
Do our kids need a sanctuary for inner and outer play?
Beyond Boomers: Training 70-and-Over Seniors
Older seniors have specific physical, functional and psychosocial needs that require your attention.
How to Train Clients for the Workplace
Help "occupational athletes" stay strong and injury-free with ergonomics tips and safe, structured programs.
Sample Class: Creative Core & Cardio
Turn up the internal heat with a fun mix of moves.
Does Exercise Order Really Matter in Resistance Training?
Research suggests focusing on what the client needs and doing the most important exercise first.
Eating With the Seasons
The Five Elements Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine suggests we follow a healthy diet integrated with the rhythms of nature.
Raising the Bar
Asymmetrical bar training uses rotation to boost balance, strength and power.
Social Media and Body Image: A Complicated Relationship
Unless fitness professionals use awareness and conscious action, #fitspo may be a "perfect storm" for negativity, comparison and self-loathing.