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August 2011


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Is Sugar to Blame for America’s Obesity Epidemic?

By Jim Gerard

Move over fat and sodium, there’s a new dietary villain on the scene: sugar. Some experts are suggesting that our collective sweet tooth could be the driving mechanism behind the current American obesity epidemic and the concurrent rise in heart disease, and that it even may be responsible for some cancers.
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Do Diet Sodas Make People Gain Weight?

It’s every dieter’s worst nightmare: The food or drink they thought would help their efforts may instead be contributing to their weight challenges. For diet soda drinkers, new research suggests that this nightmare is, in fact, a reality.
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The Truth Behind the Greek Yogurt Craze

By Natalie Digate Muth, M.D., M.P.H., R.D.

Greek yogurt has been touted as a high-protein powerhouse offering a wide range of health benefits, and sales have increased more than 100 percent every year for the past three years. But is this Greek yogurt craze just another trend, or is there really something to it?
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The Six Doctors Every Fitness Pro Should Know

By Megan Senger

Your new client says her physiatrist wants her to work out less, and a gym member wants to know if a chiropractor or a sports-medicine doctor is better for back injuries. Being well versed in the roles of different types of doctors will help you make effective client referrals and expand your professional networking opportunities. Keep these six doctors in mind as you assist your clients in overcoming injuries and achieving their best.
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Workout Watchdog: Tools for the Trainer—Step360TM Pro and BeamfitTM

By Fabio Comana, M.A., M.S.

Several products claiming to create a unique and effective balance challenge have hit the market recently, but are they worth the added cost? ACE exercise physiologist Fabio Comana, M.A., M.S., recently evaluated two popular new training tools—Step360TM Pro and BeamfitTM—to determine if these new products are costly gimmicks or could be valuable additions to your training repertoire.
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All-new ACE Group Fitness Instructor Manual - Now Available

Just in time for summer! The new full-color, 3rd edition best-selling textbook, the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Manual, features the most up-to-date scientific information and latest guidelines along with the accompanying ACE’s Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals textbook and instructional DVD, featuring award-winning presenter Lawrence Biscontini.
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Teach Yoga or Small-group Training?

If you offer yoga classes or small-group training, there's a new opportunity to expand your client base. The AARP Fitness & Wellness Program is now offering all ACE-certified Fitness Professionals the great opportunity to bring the gift of a healthy mind and body to the growing number of older adults.
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Secrets to Avoiding Injuries: What Every Avid Runner Should Know

If you’re an avid runner or work with clients who are, don't miss ACE’s live webinar, “Injury-prevention Strategies for Runners,” hosted by ACE Academy Director Todd Galati. Discover essential information on staying injury-free, plus learn how to assess clients and create proper exercise progressions and drills to improve running technique and form.
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What is ACE Saying in the Media?

Serving as America’s Authority on Fitness®, ACE and its extended spokesperson network are regularly featured or quoted in print, online and broadcast media, reaching more than 450 million people each year.
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