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Loaded Movement 101

By Michol Dalcourt / November 1, 2021

Studying biological and morphological behaviors reveals key basic adaptations inherent in the human body. Namely, changing postures and taking on external loads are critical to our health and survival.

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Physical Activity in Later Life Still Beneficial

By Sarah Kolvas / August 27, 2021

Inactive people may have a second chance. Increasing physical activity in later life benefits benefits life expectancy, according to a study.

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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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Types of Periodization Training

By Juliet St. Germain / July 2, 2021

Researchers have focused on three types of periodization training: linear periodization, block periodization and undulating periodization.

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How Exercise Helps Inflammation

By Len Kravitz, PhD / June 11, 2021

Regular exercise helps inflammation as an effective protector and treatment against chronic diseases associated with low-grade inflammation.

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Resistance training safety

Resistance Training Tips to Minimize Infection Risks

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / March 8, 2021

Tips on how to use safety measures to adapt resistance training to meet new logistical and health challenges during the pandemic.

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Youth fitness

Resistance Training for Adolescents and Preadolescents

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / January 25, 2021

Resistance training improves BMI among youth and may improve blood pressure, according to a review study by Spanish and American researchers.

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How Resistance Training Affects Metabolism

By Zachary Mang, MS / April 16, 2019

Resistance training does much more than build strong muscles. Research has confirmed that resistance training affects metabolism, too.

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Weight Training and Diabetes

By Gilles Beaudin, MSc / March 14, 2019

At the medical clinic where I work as an exercise physiologist, a patient came to see me; let’s call him John. He was healthy, but his fasting blood glucose levels were high. He was in his mid-40s and had low muscle mass. John was not on medication and wanted to avoid it. He asked my advice.

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Physical Activity: 10 FAQs and Answers

By Jason Karp, PhD / March 31, 2002

Every day, fitness professionals are faced with a multitude of questions that range from losing weight to rehabilitating injuries. While it is difficult to know all the answers, providing clients with ready responses can be a testament to your professional credibility. This article addresses some of the more popular questions clients ask and provides the information you need to answer them quickly.

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