What piqued reader interest this past year? Here we recap our top 5 popular articles that received the most reads in 2021!
Researchers propose a “weight-neutral” strategy that focuses on physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness, instead of weight loss.
Diabesity is a common cause of chronic inflammation, so it’s important for fit pros to have a basic understanding of what it is and how it can affect clients. Here, Len Kravitz, PhD, Gabriella Bellissimo, MA and Jessica Smith, MS, CSCS, explain this relatively new term.
More than ever, creating inclusivity is vital to the fitness industry. And, even more importantly, it’s vital to the people we want to help.
Think it of this way: More than 70% of Americans don’t exercise enough to obtain a health benefit (Laskowski 2012). Why is this percentage so high when it’s well-known that even a small amount of physical activity can improve and even prevent some chronic diseases?
Health assessments that aggregate all Asian-American data mask differences across Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) ethnic groups.
Inflammation is an essential defense system for enhancing survival. Learn how the inflammation process is linked to obesity, diabetes, aging and exercise.
A study related to treatment for people with fatty liver disease highlights an opportunity training those with “medical fitness” conditions.
A recent research review supports the value of fitness, regardless of weight loss outcomes, for people who are overweight or have obesity.
In an industry that strives to help people improve health and fitness, there is still a significant amount of judgment and stigma toward people with obesity.
By 2030, approximately half of the U.S. adult population will be obese, and a quarter will have severe obesity, based on body mass index data.
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.
The number-one ﬁtness trend identiﬁed in both China and South America is the inclusion of exercise in dietary weight-loss programs, according to ACSM’s
2020 Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends. This could be the ﬁtness industry responding to rising rates of overweight and obesity. In North America, exercise for weight loss has declined as a trend, superseded by health and wellness coaching.
Fitness professionals have an opportunity to help more Americans who are trying to improve their health. The population’s average body mass index is increasing, even as more Americans are trying to lose weight, according to findings published in JAMA Network Open.
A duo of recent studies are further strengthening the case against dumping high amounts of salt into restaurant fare and packaged processed foods.
Since many Americans spend half their waking hours at a job, it makes sense that the food they decide to purchase at work can have a big impact on their overall diet.
Encourage your pregnant clients (if cleared by their doctors) to keep working out with you. A new study shows that maintaining a healthy weight before and during pregnancy is a key factor in avoiding pregnancy complications.
Over the past several decades, fast-food and processed/packaged foods made with cheap ingredients like white flour and salt have come to dominate the American diet. While an established link between eating too much junk food and obesity has been made, there is still a need for more research to suss out the reasons why.
You may want to review your digital device usage. New research shows that people who mindlessly switch between a smartphone and a tablet or other digital devices are likely to have an increased susceptibility to food temptations and lack of self-control, potentially leading to weight gain. Researchers from three American universities conducted the inquiry to examine whether links exist between obesity and use of digital devices.
Think of it as the point-counterpoint discussion on obesity: Is the healthcare profession overemphasizing the negative consequences of extra weight? What are the risks? Is the focus on obesity helping or hurting our clients?
People who have worked to lose weight may have found that achieving short-term weight loss is relatively easy. But weight loss success all too often ends in weight regain. Soon, dieters embark on a new diet, launching a round of weight cycling that wreaks havoc on the body and causes many problems routinely blamed on obesity.