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ProSource: July 2013

ProSource: July 2013

ACE-sponsored Study: Hot Yoga—Go Ahead and Turn Up the Heat

By Ashley Nereng, B.S., John P. Porcari, Ph.D., Clayton Camic, Ph.D., Cordial Gillette, Ph.D., and Carl Foster, Ph.D.

The heat and humidity are stifling. Sweat pours down the brows and bodies of two dozen people as they contort into vinyasa yoga poses, diligently trying to follow along with the instructor. Based on the heat this could be India, the birthplace of yoga. But it’s actually winter in Wisconsin, at The Body and Sol Yoga Studio in the little town of Onalaska.

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The Truth About Exercise and Appetite

By Jim Gerard

While some continue to believe that exercise is the key to weight loss, most experts now agree that exercise alone just isn’t going to cut it and, in some case, may even make some people eat more. However, two recent studies hint that exercise of a certain form and duration could change the way our bodies interact with food in complex ways that give our appetites the stop sign.

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Reality Check: Get More Fit By Exercising Less

By Karen Asp

It sounds like an outrageous infomercial claim, but is it really possible to get fit in just minutes per day? A slate of new studies might have uncovered a way to finally squash the I-don’t-have-time-to-exercise excuse, and it may even help shake things up for diehard fitness enthusiasts.

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New ACSM Guidelines: What Every Fitness Professional Needs to Know

By Daniel J. Green

In this rapidly changing world, it can be tough to keep up with the latest guidelines and recommendations. To help you save time AND stay informed, here is a summary of the most important changes from the recently updated ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription.

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Muscular Imbalances Increase Your Clients’ Risk for Injury

By Carrie Myers

Knee pain, back pain, shoulder pain…seems like everyone is dealing with some kind of muscular issue that keeps them on the sidelines from time to time. ACE has created an invaluable course that will not only increase your marketability, but will also give you the necessary tools to help clients who may think they need to take a break from training due to injury or pain.

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When Money Talks, People Walk

It might prompt cries of outrage from some, but new research suggests that offering members a break on health insurance rates for participating in exercise and wellness programs could be just the incentive many people need to get moving. Plus, what these new findings mean for fitness professionals looking for opportunities to expand into corporate wellness.

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