Latest Research Updates

Here are the latest updates from research on health and wellness that may impact you: A study published in The Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology reported that adolescent girls who tried extreme dieting, had parents who were obese or who were depressed, were more likley to be obese as adults. 496 girls were followed …

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There is NO finish line

Goal setting. It is one of the first things we learn in “personal training school”. We’ve been told, “Make sure all your clients have short term and long term goals”. We’ve been taught that, without them, a client cannot be successful. While I agree to some extent- I am beginning to rethink this over focus …

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Fitness Research Summaries-Latest Updates

Here are the summaries of recently published studies from the fitness and medical industry: -Secondhand smoke increases risk of insulin resistance in children. Insulin resistance is a precursor to diabetes- and smoking has long had this effect on adult smokers, but this study is the first to link this effect with secondhand smoke. -Adding dairy …

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Exercising in the Heat and Humidity- Dangerous and Stupid!

The country has experienced extreme summer weather over the last few weeks. From Arizona to Pennsylvania, where hundreds of boyscouts fell ill just sitting in the heat, to the Northeast, where humidity levels were oppressive, the heat and humidity has mimicked temperatures in the 100-110 range. And yet, last week, on the hottest and most …

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Health and Fitness facts- Did You Know?…..

If you need a few more reasons to begin an exercise program….. Just one pound of bodyweight lost decreases the load to the knees by four pounds. New research shows that the primary reason for childhood obesity is inactivity, not poor nutrition. The higher your cardiovascular fitness level, the lower the risk of Metabolic Syndrome- …

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