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3 Must Ask Questions for Parent's Night
3 Must Ask Questions for Parent's Night
School sports season is almost upon us. With that comes the responsibility for attending Parent's Night - the annual meet-and-greet between the athletic director, coaches, medical staff and parents.
4 Exercises to Rev Your Metabolism as You Get Older
4 Exercises to Rev Your Metabolism as You Get Older
As an exercise physiologist, the No. 1 problem I see from clients who complain that their workout program is no longer giving them results is that they have been doing the same cardio program for ages. Don't get me wrong, some activity is always better...
The 5K, Not the Marathon, is the Ideal Race
The 5K, Not the Marathon, is the Ideal Race
On a recent business trip, I asked the concierge at my hotel for advice about where to go running. “Are you training for a marathon?” he asked. Nope. I’m racing 5Ks, I told him. He gave me a puzzled look that said, but you look like a...
Strength Exercise: Everything You Need to Know
Strength Exercise: Everything You Need to Know
Strength exercise, or resistance training, works your muscles by using resistance, like a dumbbell or your own body weight. This type of exercise increases lean muscle mass, which is particularly important for weight loss, because lean muscle burns mor...
Active Voice: Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Obesity - Can Exercise During Pregnancy Help?
Active Voice: Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Obesity - Can Exercise During Pregnancy Help?
Despite tremendous efforts to develop effective prevention and treatment strategies, obesity prevalence is still on the rise. Obesity causes a variety of sequelae that challenge health care systems, but most importantly are those that burden the indivi...
Australia's Head of Nutrition Louise Burke: How to Fuel Olympic Athletes
Australia's Head of Nutrition Louise Burke: How to Fuel Olympic Athletes
It is no secret that Australia does well at the Olympics for a country of only 22 million people. Many years they are in the top five or 10 countries in terms of medals per capita. One reason for this is the Australian Institute of Sport, which is "Au...
The Olympics Are Still Struggling to Define Gender
The Olympics Are Still Struggling to Define Gender
What is gender? It might sound like the kind of question that college students debate in a liberal arts class. But for the International Olympic Committee, it's a practical question that demands a hard and fast answer.
As Walking Movement Grows, Neighborhood Walkability Gains Attention
As Walking Movement Grows, Neighborhood Walkability Gains Attention
David Sabgir, MD, first started encouraging his patients to walk when he was a medical student in the mid-'90s. But by 2004, it was clear to the cardiologist that his longstanding advice wasn't working.
Active Voice: Fitter, Smarter and Healthier Kids
Active Voice: Fitter, Smarter and Healthier Kids
Students with higher aerobic fitness tend to have an increased chance of reaching high academic achievement, compared to their unfit counterparts.
Should You Eat Less Meat to Boost Your Cycling?
Should You Eat Less Meat to Boost Your Cycling?
It's almost as though meat is going out of fashion in the UK. According to the latest results from NatCen's British Social Attitudes survey, 3 in 10 of us have cut back on the stuff in the past year and a further 1 in 10 are considering doing so.
Strength Training Tips to Live Longer and Better
Strength Training Tips to Live Longer and Better
Every year, most older adults lose one percent of their muscle mass. But study after study suggests it's never too late to slow muscle loss and even rebuild some of it through strength training.
Your Perception of Pain Might be Making Your Muscles Hurt More
Your Perception of Pain Might be Making Your Muscles Hurt More
Last month at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting, researchers from Elon University in North Carolina released their findings from a new study on the psychology surrounding workout soreness.
Local Personal Trainer Aims to Put San Diego Back Into Top 3 Fittest Cities
Local Personal Trainer Aims to Put San Diego Back Into Top 3 Fittest Cities
San Diego dropped from #3 to #10 fittest city in the U.S. in May, according to the 9th Annual American Fitness Index (AFI). The city lost seven places between 2015 and 2016 in the biggest drop in fitness of any large U.S. city, according to study co-sp...
How to Find A Good Personal Trainer
How to Find A Good Personal Trainer
There is a scene in the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie "The Running Man" in which "Captain Freedom's Workout" comes on TV, and Jesse Ventura yells, "Are you ready for pain? Are you ready for suffering?"
Exercise May Help Ease Adult ADHD Symptoms
Exercise May Help Ease Adult ADHD Symptoms
A burst of moderate exercise may improve motivation and energy in adults with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a small new study suggests.