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Causes of inflammation

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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Women exercising during a park workout

Sample Class: Park Workout

By Angela Yochum, MEd / May 10, 2021

Take your boot camp class outside with this simple plug-and-play park workout, a mix of high-intensity cardio and lower-intensity resistance.

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Man demonstrating concentric and eccentric training movements

5 Eccentric-Training Controversies, Resolved

By Len Kravitz, PhD / May 10, 2021

This column will review the results of several investigative studies on controversial topics related to eccentric training.

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Resistance training safety

Resistance Training Tips to Minimize Infection Risks

By Shirley Archer, 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, 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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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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