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Fitness Trackers and Clients

By Joy Keller / January 13, 2022

Fitness trackers aren’t new. Remember when you first strapped on a heart rate monitor and synched it with your watch or cardio machine?

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Graphic with several cans of soda to represent need for sugar reductions

Is it Time to Get Tough About Sugar Reductions?

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / December 6, 2021

According to a study, sugar reductions could prevent some cardiovascular disease events, cardiovascular deaths, and diabetes cases.

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Graphic of lungs with barbell above it to show strengthening benefits of IMST breathing

IMST Breathing for Cardiovascular Health

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / November 9, 2021

Evidence shows the breathing practice, High-Resistance Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST), benefits cardiovascular health.

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Virtual Training Assessments

By Joy Keller / July 14, 2021

Virtual personal training isn’t new, but the business aspect is growing, thanks to increased demand and improved technology across the board.

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Arthritis and Exercise

By Judy Minich / July 8, 2021

Arthritis is a major health concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23% of all adults in the U.S., more than 54 million people, have arthritis. As a fitness professional, you can make a difference. Both the CDC and the Arthritis Foundation (arthritis.org) agree that exercise is an important tool in arthritis pain management and prevention.

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Women's BMI and fitness level

Lower Weight in Young Women ≠ Higher Fitness

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / January 11, 2021

A common assumption is that people who weigh less are more fit. For younger adult women, however, this may not be the case.

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Heart Rate Monitor for Training

By Laura Sachs / May 18, 2011

Our heart’s physiological response to changes in exercise intensity during physical activity can be both monitored and measured to better manage a cardiovascular training (CVT) experience. A heart rate monitor is an accurate tool for measuring these changes. According to cardiovascular expert Sally Edwards of Sacramento, California, author of The Heart Rate Monitor Guidebook to Heart Zone Training (Heart Zones Publishing 2010), “You only need two pieces of gear to work out: a good pair of athletic shoes and a heart rate monitor.”

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