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Fitness Nutrition for early morning exercisers

Fitness Nutrition – 4 Fueling Tips for Early Morning Exercisers

Article by Nancy Clark What’s the best fitness nutrition advice to fuel for early morning workouts? Many athletes train in the early morning. Rowers commonly meet at 5:30 a.m.. Hockey players might get rink-time at 5:00 a.m.. Athletes who need to be at work at 7:00 often train at 4:30 a.m. The question arises: What’s …

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Senior Fitness Training: Avoiding Muscle and Bone Loss

Article by Wayne Westcott and Rita La Rosa Loud Components for the most effective senior fitness training program to combat muscle and bone loss Inactive aging is associated with significant amounts of muscle loss on a year-by-year basis. Adults who do not perform some type of strength training sacrifice more than 5 pounds of muscle …

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Corrective exercise tips to consider when yur abdominal exercise is hurting your back

Abdominal Training – The Best Corrective Exercise to Stop Hurting Your Back

Article by Justin Price A Look at When Abdominal Training Can Lead to the Need for Corrective Exercise  What does your abdominal training routine or the abdominal exercises you recommend for your clients look like? Are the techniques you choose helping your abs look good while inadvertently hurting your lower back? Lets take a look …

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Senior Fitness Specialist: The Eye-Opening Why, What and How

Article by Tammy Petersen There is a window of opportunity to work with older adults as a senior fitness specialist and be part of the global aging success story! Read on to learn more about this chance to make a difference in the lives of older adults by creating a niche in senior fitness. In …

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Senior fitness and the body systems

Senior Fitness: Aging and the 11 Body Systems

Article by Tammy Petersen Senior Fitness is Important for Successful Aging In this article we will look at the role of senior fitness in maintaining health as organ systems age. According to the National Institutes on Aging (NIA) physical activity and remaining fit is an important part of healthy aging. No matter health and physical …

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Older Adult Fitness: How-to Optimize Exercise + Nutrition

Article by Wayne L. Westcott, Ph.D., Jose Vaighese, M.D., Nancy Moynihan, M.S., Rita La Rosa Loud, B.S., Scott Whitehead, B.S. Older Adult Fitness – The Statistics According to recent reports on older adult fitness by the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 55, fewer than 2.5 percent of older adults …

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Why Should Personal Trainers Become Self Defense Trainers?

By Tim Rockford Why should personal trainers consider adding self defense training to the list of client services offered? There are both personal and professional reasons! Let’s put one myth to rest immediately. Acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary for teaching basic level self defense methods, tactics and techniques, to the general public does not …

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Five Reasons Why You Want to Eat Carbohydrates

By Nancy Clark As the New Year starts, I hear way too many athletes vowing to “knock off carbs” for their nutrition resolution. Most intend to eat less sugar (OK). Some plan to cut out bread, pasta, potato and starchy foods (not OK). And, others plan to also limit fruits and veggies (bad idea). The …

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Can Better Posture From Corrective Exercise Make You Happier?

By Justin Price As a fitness professional trained in musculoskeletal assessments, you are already aware that a client’s posture holds clues about their structure and movement potential. However, have you ever considered that you can also use the results of a postural assessment to gain insight into your client’s mental state of mind and emotional …

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Sports Nutrition Questions

By Nancy Clark   Athletes have many questions about how to fuel for top performance. The Internet abounds with answers—but how do you what’s valid? Here are some trust-worthy answers, based on research presented at the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting (May 2018; www.ACSM.org). FUELING DURING  Do elite athletes, such as professional soccer …

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