Weight Management/Weight Loss
There may be benefits of tai chi for weight loss. Researchers investigated whether tai chi effectively reduces belly fat in older adults.
Encourage clients to swap out 30 minutes of inactive time for sleep or light- to moderate-intensity exercise to lower BMI.
Sleep hygiene consists of habits and behaviors that help us to get enough good-quality sleep to leave us refreshed, both physically and mentally. These days, improving sleep hygiene is a priority for many overstressed clients,…
Preserving muscle strength and function and maintaining a healthy body composition are important objectives for older women.
Losing muscle and gaining fat are expected for women over 40, but the right resistance training can positively affect body composition.
According to a recent study, people achieve better results when sharing weight loss data, like weight, eating and exercise, with a coach.
A common assumption is that people who weigh less are more fit. For younger adult women, however, this may not be the case.
More people share the viewpoint that those with obesity are being blamed for the disease, rather than getting medical help to manage it, according to research.
A recent research review supports the value of fitness, regardless of weight loss outcomes, for people who are overweight or have obesity.
To stimulate inactive or overweight clients’ programming, try blending high-intensity interval training and functional resistance training.
Wearing a weighted vest may help older adults to successfully lose weight while protecting bone quality and density.
Could the concept of homeostasis be applied to weight? Researchers wanted to learn whether carrying a weighted load throughout the day reduces body fat.
According to a report in JAMA Paediatrics, spending too much time in the gaming world could be bad news for body composition down the road.
Researchers found that people who were very unfit when they started a behavioral weight loss program lost less weight than those who were more fit.
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.
New research shows that, while increasing steps to 4,400 steps per day enhances longevity (and walking more does have numerous health benefits), adding steps without increasing intensity or changing other lifestyle habits may not lead to weight loss.
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.