Here’s a review of what the 2022 IDEA World Convention had to offer in personal training, exercise science, community-building and, as always, inspiration.
Now is the time to focus on developing new means of professional direction and income, and youth fitness is a worthy consideration.
Being sedentary or inactive may deactivate a protein in the body that plays a critical role in maintaining capillary density.
A study showed that neither meal plan status nor campus residence predicted the freshman 15 weight gain—only lack of vigorous activity.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is leading a national initiative called Active People, Healthy Nation to increase exercise.
Inactive people may have a second chance. Increasing physical activity in later life benefits benefits life expectancy, according to a study.
Encourage clients to swap out 30 minutes of inactive time for sleep or light- to moderate-intensity exercise to lower BMI.
If young adults want to prevent hypertension later in life, they may need to do more moderate activity every week, according to a study.
Researchers found that “exercise resistance” and too much inactivity makes the body less efficient “burning” fat.
Optimizing the benefits of exercise may be a matter of using the right training combination that includes plenty of light physical activity.
Programming exercises for seniors is more important than ever, especially now that travel is opening up again, but your clients may not have kept up with their workouts over this last year. Here are some great ways to prepare your active agers for more adventure.
Retired teacher and baseball fan Leta found corrective exercise and functional aging specialist Damien Joyner to help her with her fitness.
Do your motivational messages incorporate the latest evidence-based practices on how to support behavioral change in your more sedentary clients?
To stimulate inactive or overweight clients’ programming, try blending high-intensity interval training and functional resistance training.
Whether it’s been a few weeks or a few months, personal trainers must update programs to fit clients’ current status, not their pre-coronavirus fitness levels.
Global surveys show that children are becoming less and less active. A study conducted at University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, concluded that, in developed countries, children of all ages are at risk from declining physical activity levels—seen as early as 4 years old.
In a review of 10 studies—published between 1950 and 2019—that included 3.8 million people, researchers found that dog owners had a 24% lower risk of dying than nonowners during follow-up periods averaging 10 years.
What are you or your facility doing to support the next generation of fitness enthusiasts? Are you offering any kids’ physical activity programs at schools or other off-site community locations? Are you providing programs free to local youth—or, if fee-based, what are you offering and how are you reaching potential clients? Please share your success stories.
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Fitness pros may want to put more emphasis on kids’ fitness to ensure that more adults choose an active lifestyle and become fitness enthusiasts.
It’s likely you have many clients who work sedentary jobs. Encourage them to simply move as much possible because, according to research,
people who sit for many hours, regardless of whether or not they exercise regularly, are at increased risk of higher liver-fat levels, a leading contributor to type 2 diabetes.