Client Handouts/Tips for Clients
Exercising and ensuring adequate levels of calcium and vitamin D intake can help improve bone health and prevent bone loss.
Have you tried self-massage tools? Here, Paul Kleiman, president of MassageU and U-Selfcare.com, explains various kinds of tools.
Do you have trouble sleeping? You may want to consider the link between sleep and gut health to understand how eating habits impact sleep.
Loss of functional abilities significantly impacts life quality. Here we offer a brief overview of functional training methods.
Losing muscle and gaining fat are expected for women over 40, but the right resistance training can positively affect body composition.
Learn what the research says about the many benefits of forgiveness and how you can achieve it for yourself.
A deeper look at the relationship between exercise and mental health to understand factors like frequency, duration and intensity of exercise.
Strategies you can use to build confidence in your ability to sustain a healthy dietary change and make nutrition a lifestyle.
Intermittent fasting is enjoying new popularity among people trying to lose weight, and studies show promising benefits for the body and brain.
Fitness training on autopilot can prevent you from getting where you’d like to go. These two modes of concentration can steer you in the right direction.
Did you know that modern Pilates is a mind-body exercise approach requiring core stability, strength, flexibility, muscle control, posture and breathing?
Teri Mosey, PhD, a holistic nutrition consultant, explains why eating a plant-based diet can help manage inflammaiton and strengthen immunities.
You may be used to speeding up your exercise recovery via methods such as myofascial release with foam rollers and good sleep hygiene. While these techniques are tried-and-true, the rising enthusiasm for hard-hitting exercise routines has spawned a growing interest in alternative recovery techniques. Pete McCall, MS, personal trainer, exercise physiologist and an adjunct faculty member in exercise science at both Mesa Community College and San Diego State University, outlines six options for you to consider.
The growing popularity of soy products in U.S. and European diets has raised considerable controversy. While the soy-rich diets of Asia generate documented health benefits, questions persist about the safety of soy in some products.
Did you know that adolescent obesity has been linked to depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, poor self-esteem, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, aggressive and destructive behavior, internet addiction, binging and purging, and other severe emotional outcomes (Reinehr 2018)? Emotional issues are often attributed to bullying and weight stigma.
From the first Halloween treat to the last glass of New Year’s bubbly, we are bombarded with occasions that tempt us with decadent goodies. This constant parade of rich foods can make the last few months of the year a challenge for even the most disciplined of eaters.
Nutrition advice from social media “experts” is best viewed with a huge grain of Himalayan pink salt, says new research presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity. British researchers at the University of Glasgow recently combed through popular U.K. nutrition and weight loss blogs to determine how much of the advice being dished out was trustworthy. The social media influencers were graded on transparency, nutritional soundness and use of research-backed references.
Have you ever made a recommendation to a client, then discovered the client heard something completely different? Or she took part of what you suggested and ignored the rest? Like the time I advised my client about the healthfulness of berries and later found out he had given up all other fruit. That was a nutrition misfire. Maybe it was the client’s all-or-nothing thinking, or maybe I hadn’t been clear enough. After all, there is subtlety in food and nutrition, and getting the message right is a challenge.
Men: Are you exercising and eating healthfully but not losing the weight you want? The good news is that there are more benefits to these two habits than just weight loss.
Megan Senger, professional fitness writer/editor and fitness instructor based in North Carolina, has summarized a few studies that center on men’s wellness, with comments on what the findings may mean for you.
How do you or your facility handle the issue of health and fitness misinformation? Since client education is critical in setting realistic expectations and achieving fitness and wellness goals, we want to hear how you’re tackling this issue,what creative solutions you’re using and how your efforts are being received. Please share your success stories.
We want to hear from you!