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Fitness and Health Motivation on the Rise

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / September 7, 2021

Fitness professionals can take advantage of a newly discovered health and fitness motivation as facilities begin reopening.

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Unhealthy Eating Habits From the Pandemic

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / September 7, 2021

By probing into how the pandemic affected eating behaviors in young adults, investigators revealed links to six unhealthy eating habits.

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Exercise and Mental Health During the Pandemic

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / September 7, 2021

An online survey of people during the pandemic shows a relationship between declining exercise and mental health outcomes.

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COVID-19: Early Symptoms of Infection Vary

By Kate Watson / September 2, 2021

With COVID-19, early symptoms of infection vary among age groups and between men and women. That’s the conclusion of a paper that appeared recently in The Lancet Digital Health. The biggest differences occur between older adults (60 and over) and younger people (16–59 ). However, the first signs of illness also vary between women and men. Researchers from…

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With Gyms Open, Are Clients Ready?

By Kate Watson / July 29, 2021

With many gyms open again—some after long closures—IDEA put three questions to five fitness pros from around the country: Are you now operating at full capacity? How are clients adapting as they return to the gym? How would you sum up the state of play as it relates to COVID-19 and the fitness industry at this…

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4 Legal Essentials Every Studio Owner Must Know in the Post-COVID Era

By Cory Sterling / July 21, 2021

In order to operate your business safely, here is a legal crash course with 4 core tips you should keep in mind.

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How To Create a Workout Community

By Daniel Marshall, MS / July 21, 2021

As we return to the group exercise studio, it’s good to remember how a workout community not only brings us together, but helps us thrive.

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Pandemic Gardens Are Growing

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / June 7, 2021

Life with COVID-19 has driven more people outside with trowel and kale seeds in hand, and pandemic gardens are on the rise.

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Return to Work: Prepare Your Staff

By Joy Keller / June 2, 2021

Are you ready to return to work? Don’t reopen without carefully considering the needs of your staff. They are your customers too!

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Pandemic Stress Among Clients?

By Kate Watson / May 20, 2021

As U.S. COVID-19 cases surged in the winter of 2020, pandemic stress rates rose steeply. In January, about 4 in 10 adults reported symptoms of depression or anxiety. That’s four times as many as in June 2019 (Panchal et al. 2021). Most likely, some of your clients have struggled to stay steady through lockdowns and job…

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Reclaim Wellness and Health for Seniors

By Sarah Kolvas / May 14, 2021

The ICAA’s recent Call to Action invites businesses and organizations to implement wellness strategies to improve health for seniors.

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Post Pandemic Rush to Work Out?

By Joy Keller / May 12, 2021

Are people ready to come out of hibernation and take their post-pandemic self-care to the next level? Yes, according to a recent survey.

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Breathwork Practices Gaining Popularity

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / May 10, 2021

Breathing programs are entering the mainstream, as breathwork was named one of the top seven trends to influence wellness in 2021 and beyond.

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Fitness Levels Predict Less-Severe COVID-19

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / May 10, 2021

Higher cardiorespiratory fitness levels correlate to a lower risk of hospitalization for those who get COVID-19, according to a study.

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Brain Fitness and Physical Activity During Pandemic

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / May 10, 2021

People who stayed active during pandemic lockdowns maintained their brain fitness and were less likely to experience subjective memory loss.

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Eating habits affected by the pandemic

Pandemic Eating Habits

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / April 5, 2021

The seemingly never-ending COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on Americans’ eating habits—and people who step on the scale may see some startling numbers.

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COVID-19 business relief through EIDL

Increased Loan Limits for COVID-19 Business Relief

By Sarah Kolvas / April 2, 2021

Small business owners will soon be able to borrow more COVID-19 business relief money through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program.

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