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ProSource: February 2015

ProSource: February 2015

Business Spotlight: Are You Ready for a Career in Workplace Wellness?

By Pete McCall

If you enjoy helping others make healthy behavior changes and are looking for ways to expand your career outside of the gym or training studio, it is worth taking a look at the growing demand for workplace wellness programs. Learn the elements of an effective workplace wellness program and how introducing this type of programming to companies large and small can dramatically expand your career and business.

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In an effort to help you more efficiently earn continuing education credits while you explore ProSource, you can now take the quiz as you read. Get the latest, science-based information on a wide range of topics while you work on requirements for your recertification. To start, simply select the article of your choice below.

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Cold Winter Temps Trigger Brown Fat Burning

Brown fat, unlike its white counterpart, doesn’t store excess energy—it burns energy to keep the body warm. New research suggests that exposure to cold temperatures may be the key to triggering the body’s brown fat-burning abilities. Learn what this new research means for the treatment and prevention of obesity and obesity-related diseases.

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How to Design a Lactate Threshold Training Program

By Lance C. Dalleck, Ph.D., and Len Kravitz, Ph.D.

Research confirms that lactate threshold training is an effective way to enhance endurance performance. Here’s what you need to know—and what questions you must answer—before you start designing training programs for your clients.

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Working with Clients Affected by Obesity: How Avoiding Weight Bias Can Improve Everyone’s Chances for Success

By Daniel J. Green

Did you know that the assessments you choose and language you use can have a major impact on the clients you work with who are affected by obesity? Learn how to optimize your language and assessment process to reduce the stigma of excess weight and prevent weight bias, using empathy to motivate your clients to become more physically active.

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Infuse Your Classes and Training Sessions with the Fun Factor

By Amanda Vogel, M.A.

When was the last time one of your clients or group participants spontaneously started laughing and cheering as they worked out? While safety and effective program design are essential, weaving the fun factor into your classes or training sessions can make a huge difference in your participants’ motivation to continue exercising over the long term. Here are some great tips for making workouts more fun for both you and your participants.

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How to Grow Your Business With Customized Nutrition Solutions

By Tom Stacey

How often do your clients ask you about what they should be eating? Unless you are a registered dietitian, it can be a challenge to stay within your scope of practice and still offer your clients the nutritional guidance they need. One solution worth investigating is nutrition-programming software. This innovative technology may be just what your clients—and your business—need to be successful in the coming year.

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