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Parenting and Exercise
Parenting and Finding Exercise Time

Generally speaking, fitness program directors and creators may want to brainstorm how to offer family focused fitness programs, or how to provide more robust child care.

Obesity and BMI
The Paradox of Obesity with Normal Weight

New research adds evidence to support moving away from using the Body Mass Index (BMI) as a sole assessment tool to measure cardiometabolic disease risk and overall health.

Walking and Depression
Walking and Lower Chance of Depression

Recent research findings show that moderate-intensity activity of as few as 20 minutes, 5 days per week, can lower risks of depressive symptoms and reduce the odds of experiencing major depression.

Mental Training
Mental Training and Endurance Performance

Three weeks of mental training among untrained exercisers improved endurance exercise performance by 10% over those that did not receive mental training, as reported in the European Journal of Applied Physiology.

IsometricExercise and Blood Pressure
Isometric Exercise and Blood Pressure

Isometric exercises are especially effective at reducing resting blood pressure, according to a study reported in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Illustration of hand pushing away germs to show exercise for flu
Physical Activity Lowers Risk of Death From Flu or Pneumonia

Flu season is a good time to remind clients of the value of consistent exercise. A recent study based on data from a nationally representative sample of US adults showed that if a person meets the minimum training guidelines for physical activity and muscle strengthening, they may reduce their risk of death by almost 50% when compared with people who do not meet any exercise guidelines.

Timing of Exercise
Does Timing of Exercise Matter?

Analysis of data found that any timing of exercise, moderate to vigorous, is linked with lower risks of all causes of death.