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ProSource: August 2015
ProSource: August 2015

Discover the Benefits of Small Group Training

By Jacque Crockford

Whether you’re a novice or seasoned health and fitness pro, small-group training programs offer a great way to help more clients achieve their goals, while also ensuring you can earn the income you need to continue doing this work that is so essential to the health of others. If you’re thinking about adding a small-group class to your business model, or presenting an idea for a small-group program to your employer, here’s what you need to know. Read More »

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A F.I.T.T. Formula for Sitting? How to Help Your Clients Reduce Sedentary Time and Improve Their Health

A F.I.T.T. Formula for Sitting? How to Help Your Clients Reduce Sedentary Time and Improve Their Health

By Lance C. Dalleck, Ph.D., and Arianna N. Gibeault
Sitting has been called the new smoking—and for good reason. A growing body of evidence suggests that sitting too many hours a day will take years off your life, even if you are a regular exerciser. Learn about the differences between being sedentary and being physically inactive, and how you can use the F.I.T.T. principle to help your clients reduce their sedentary behaviors.

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Let the Good Times Roll! New Study Evaluates the Benefits of Log Rolling

Let the Good Times Roll! New Study Evaluates the Benefits of Log Rolling

By Maria L. Cress, B.S., John P. Porcari, Ph.D., Carl Foster, Ph.D., Scott Doberstein, M.S., and Chris Dodge, M.S., with Daniel J. Green

A recent study evaluated the relative exercise intensity and caloric expenditure of log rolling with the Key Log®—a product designed to bring this niche activity to the masses—to determine if this is an effective and safe form of exercise.

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Study: Fuzzy Thinking? Your Microbiome—and Your Diet—May Be to Blame

Study: Fuzzy Thinking? Your Microbiome—and Your Diet—May Be to Blame

You know that eating too much fat and sugar is bad for your waistline, but a new study has also found a link between the typical “Western diet” and a range of cognitive issues, including impaired learning and short- and long-term memory problems. Learn why a diet high in fat or sugar can cause changes in gut bacteria that can hinder your ability to adapt and adjust to changing conditions.

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3 Myths Surrounding the Glycemic Index

3 Myths Surrounding the Glycemic Index

By Susan M. Kleiner, Ph.D., R.D.

What if everything you thought you knew about the glycemic index turned out to be wrong? What if all the scientists had it wrong, too? As it turns out, they did. Dr. Susan Kleiner sets the record straight on three common myths surrounding this frequently used measure of carbohydrate absorption—and how you can use this information to help your clients meet their health and weight-loss goals.

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Reframing the Obesity Epidemic: Separating Thinness From Health

Reframing the Obesity Epidemic: Separating Thinness From Health

By Daniel J. Green

When working with clients who have had life-long struggles with the scale, focusing on weight loss is not always the best approach. Learn how you can help clients have positive experiences with exercise, focus on the physical activities they most enjoy and, yes, even teach them to find personal joy and fulfillment through movement. Once your clients are up and moving, the benefits, including weight loss, often take care of themselves.

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