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Fitness Active 4 Exercises for Stronger Arms

4 Exercises for Stronger Arms

If you have clients who want to strengthen their arms—not just for looks, but for enhanced function—you need to include exercises that engage the rotator cuff, shoulders, core and even the lower body. Here are four exercises (and their variations) that are fun and challenging versions of conventional upper-body exercises that will help develop functional arm strength.

Active 4 Stretches to Prevent Injury

4 Stretches to Prevent Injury

Does stretching prevent injury? While all sports and activities have inherent risks and some injuries are unavoidable, a proper warm-up before activity (which may or may not include stretching) is the best way to reduce the risk of injury. Here are four stretches that can help reduce injury risk by improving both flexibility and mobility.

Nutrition Active 5 Food Trends That Will Dominate in 2017

5 Food Trends That Will Dominate in 2017

What will be the top food trends in 2017? Here are Justin Robinson’s top five picks for the food trends that will define the coming year and, possibly, change the way we eat for years to come.

Active Why Sugar Could Be Setting Your Children Up for a Lifetime of Health Problems

Why Sugar Could Be Setting Your Children Up for a Lifetime of Health Problems

Recent documentaries have highlighted how misinformed many of us are regarding the roles of fat and sugar in our diets and how these things impact our health. Learn how to identify added sugars in many so-called “healthy” foods and how to choose natural foods that will benefit both you and your family.

Behavior Change Active 6 Strategies for Lighter Alcohol and Snack Consumption During the Holidays

6 Strategies for Lighter Alcohol and Snack Consumption During the Holidays

When it comes to alcohol and snacks during the holiday season, it can feel like an all-or-nothing proposition—either indulge or abstain. Show your clients a different approach with these six strategies that make it possible to have fun, indulge a bit and thoroughly enjoy all this season has to offer.

Nutrition Active 7 Healthier Halloween Treats Kids will Actually Love

7 Healthier Halloween Treats Kids will Actually Love

What healthy Halloween candy will actually excite trick-or-treaters (and parents) without completely breaking your bank? In other words, what treats fall between dental floss and a $5 bill?

Active What to Do Before You Run

What to Do Before You Run

If you’re a runner, one of the easiest ways to get hurt is to skip your warm-up. And no, a light jog doesn’t count. Rather, your warm-up should address your individual needs and fire up your neuromuscular system. Here is a quick and easy routine that will prep your body for a running workout, along with some tips for improving performance through nutrition and mental prep.

Behavior Change Active 5 Ways to Halt Clients' Bad Nutrition Habits

5 Ways to Halt Clients' Bad Nutrition Habits

While nutrition is vital to weight loss and exercise performance, it is more effective to initially focus on helping your client make positive behavior changes before moving on to the “nuts and bolts” of nutrition. As a health and fitness professional, your role is to create an environment for effective and positive change. Here are five ways you can create that type of environment and help your clients establish positive nutrition habits.;

Active What You Need to Know About Carb Cycling

What You Need to Know About Carb Cycling

If you can’t decide if you should follow a low-carb or a high-carb diet, why not just combine the two diets in an effort to address all of your sports-performance and weight-loss concerns? Known as carb cycling, proponents claim this dietary approach offers a wide range of benefits. Learn the pros and cons of alternating high-carb and low-carb days, and discover if carb cycling could potentially help you reach your health and fitness goals.

Nutrition Active What You Need to Know About Nutrient Timing

What You Need to Know About Nutrient Timing

As trainers and athletes, we have been told for years that nutrient timing is crucial and that we are “wasting our workout” unless we ingest a post-workout shake immediately. To help clear up some of the confusion, here’s what you need to know about nutrient timing.