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Antiaging Rx

By Diane Lofshult | October 31, 2003 |

Take one dose of vitamin E daily and exercise regularly. That’s the prescription for staying young and healthy, according to a new study that appeared in the July issue of Biological Research for Nursing.

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Celebrating Stillness

By IDEA Authors | October 31, 2003 |

Rush, rush, rush. Is your life so busy that sometimes you get lost in all the chaos? Give yourself the gift of still moments so you can better enjoy the rest of your life. Here are 10 simple ways to be still from Richard Mahler’s bookStillness: Daily Gifts of Solitude.

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Created Equally? Not Creatine Products

By April Durrett | October 31, 2003 |

Are any of your clients interested in supplementing with creatine? Then they should know about the new testing done by ConsumerLab.com, an independent evaluator of products that affect health and nutrition. The tests found problems with the majority of creatine products sold in liquid, effervescent and chewable forms. No problems were found in the standard powder products.

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Revising Dietary Guidelines, Food Pyramid

By April Durrett | October 31, 2003 |

You may have found that the Food Guide Pyramid serves as a handy tool to explain the basics of healthy eating to your clients. But note that the times are “a’changin’” and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is going along with the times by revamping the guidelines on which the pyramid is based, to make sure they reflect the latest scientific and medical knowledge. Currently in the revision process, the new guidelines are slated to be published in winter 2005.

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Confronting a Time Stealer

By IDEA Authors | October 31, 2003 |

Q:The teacher before me is running late again. Our back-to-back classes have only 10 minutes between them, and now my class will start late. What should I do? Barge in? Wait? My class participants expect me to do something. I need advice for handling this problem immediately, when the director isn’t around.

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Golden Opportunities

By Diane Lofshult | September 30, 2003 |

Today’s older adults are a frisky and diversified bunch, according to a recent poll conducted by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. Here’s a look at the most popular sports and athletic activities (based on participation frequency) among Americans 55 and older, for the year 2002:

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Beware the Snack Attack

By April Durrett | September 30, 2003 |

Do your clients frequently skip breakfast or lunch and then get hit with snack attacks during the day? Are you guilty of avoiding meals in your rush from client to client? You’re not alone.

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Highlights From the 50th Annual Meeting of the ACSM

By Len Kravitz, PhD | September 30, 2003 |

Walking Intensity and Bone Mineral Density
Fogleman, K.M., Borer, K.T., & Sowers, M.R. 2003. Walking intensity stimulates increases in BMD in post-menopausal women. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 35 (5, Supplement), Abstract 95.
Menopause is often associated with a loss in bone mineral density (BMD). Although exercise has been shown to increase BMD in postmenopausal women, the exact mechanism is presently unclear, as are the intensity and types of exercise that will elicit this response.

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The Best Mentors for Women: Male or Female?

By April Durrett | September 30, 2003 |

When personal training was a new industry, many trainers did not have mentors because they were the pioneers. Now, times are different. Savvy personal trainers know that good mentors can boost their careers. (See “The Mentoring Pathway” on page 34 of the March 2003 IDEA Personal Trainer.)

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Plateau? Get Unstuck

By IDEA Authors | September 30, 2003 |

It’s bound to happen. After months of enjoying strength gains, weight loss and the wonderful feeling of growing more flexible, you suddenly feel stuck. All the exciting changes have come to a halt, and you feel frustrated and discouraged. Your great new exercise habits are in danger of lapsing into good intentions. What’s going on?

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Fast Foods Done Right

By IDEA Authors | August 31, 2003 |

Food
Prepare tantalizing and healthy meals in less time than it takes to teach your cycling class.

Fast Foods Done Right
When time is at a premium, food choices are often the first casualties. We munch snacks on the fly or graze on processed convenience foods when we get home late, because cooking a real dinner seems daunting. Finding the time and energy to prepare healthy, balanced meals can be …

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Weight Training Q & A

By Jason Karp, PhD | June 30, 2003 |

Weight training is an extremely beneficial form of exercise but can be confusing if you’ve never done it. Jason R. Karp, MS, PhD student, college lecturer and track and field coach, answers frequently asked questions to start you on the right track. (Ask a personal trainer to set up a program specifically for you.)

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Eating Disorders Affecting Women in Midlife

By April Durrett | June 30, 2003 |

Did you know that experts are noticing an increase in eating disorders among middle-aged and older people? The Remuda Ranch, a treatment center for females with eating disorders in Phoenix is seeing more middle-aged and senior women with such problems for the first time. The center gives the following reasons for the rise in eating disorders among this age group:
a dramatic increase in youth consciousness compared
to 20 years ago

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Mind Your Own Business (Free!)

By April Durrett | June 30, 2003 |

If you own a PFT business, take advantage of free access to an online classroom of business courses, workshops, information resources, learning tools and counseling assistance through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s E-Business Institute Web site.

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