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Sell Mental Health and Wellness, Not Exercise

July 2021 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 2: Promoting Exercise for Mental Health and Wellness

  •  Season 2, Episode 9

Welcome to the latest episode of the IDEA Listen & Learn CEC Podcast—the fitness industry’s first audible CEC program. In order to claim your CEC you will need to pass a short quiz which is available for purchase in the IDEA store. The quiz comes with the written version of the CEC articles on this podcast, so you also can read them and refer back to the research presented. This episode contains information that has been approved for 1 CEC hour by more than 25 approval agencies including ACE, NASM, AFAA, ACSM and NFPT.

A global mental health crisis looms. How can fit pros adapt their offerings to provide a needed boost?

People are hurting right now, in more ways than one. The pandemic engendered intense bereavement, economic insecurity, fear of illness and death, social isolation, forced work-from-home, home schooling, heightened domestic conflict, and disruption of daily routines. As the world puts one tentative foot in front of another, it is critical that we address mental and emotional health and wellness.

This article, written by our award-winning colleague Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, addresses how fit pros can help their clients improve mood and alleviate depression and anxiety through exercise.

Read by Judy Minich – Production Editor – IDEA