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October 2011

Growing Up And Older in the Fitness Industry

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Feature Articles

Food Addiction: Truth or Scare?

By Megan Senger

Could chocolate really be as addictive as cocaine or heroin? Possibly, according to new scientific evidence related to food addiction. Read on for a comprehensive overview on the topic, and learn exactly what food addiction is, the scientific evidence supporting the theory, and what to do if you see behavioral red flags that may indicate your client is a food addict.
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Who Are the Fittest Athletes?

BY Jim Gerard

Who would you consider to be the fittest athletes on the planet? Triathletes? Boxers? Elite cyclists? We surveyed a range of fitness experts to determine which athletes achieve the highest level of total fitness, and we show you the types of workouts and dedication it takes to get there.
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Which of Your Clients are at Risk for Major Weight Gain?

There’s no question that major life changes and transitions can take a major toll on the body, putting one at greater risk for depression, anxiety and poor health. But new research suggests that two life changes—marriage and divorce—have a particularly strong effect on weight. Read on to learn how you can help your clients avoid gaining weight during some of life’s toughest transitions.
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Creating the Ultimate Mind-Body Connection

By Carrie Myers

As we age, our bodies decline in function, especially if we’re not taking precautions against it. The same goes for the brain. As a fitness professional, you are in a perfect position to help older adults effectively exercise their brains along with their bodies, thereby creating the ultimate mind-body connection.
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Parenthood and the Epidemic of Physical Inactivity

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

People cite many reasons for not being physically active—not enough time, not enough fun, not enough energy…the list goes on. But it turns out that one of the most telling factors is whether or not a person has kids. Here are some tips you can offer parents who claim that there’s just no way to balance the demands of parenthood and carve out an hour a day to work out.
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To Stretch or Not to Stretch? Get the Secrets of Proper Stretching Today

Even among savvy fitness professionals, questions loom about when to stretch, how long to stretch and if stretching is really all that effective. Stretching is often the least emphasized component of an exercise program, and if done improperly or not enough, it can lead to injuries. Don’t let this happen to your clients! Learn firsthand how to apply static, self–myofascial release, contract-relax and dynamic stretching—all techniques widely used by health professionals.
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What's their Secret?

The New Year is just around the corner, along with a ton of client activity. Are you ready to make the most of these opportunities? What if you could work directly with Jonathan Ross, Len Kravitz, Lawrence Biscontini, Todd Durkin, Shannon Fable, STOTT, TRX, ViPR, Core-tex, Zumba, just to name a few? Here’s how!
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ACE to Serve as Expert on Popular TV Series

ACE, America’s Authority on Fitness, has been tapped by Lifetime Television® to contribute fitness advice to its national audience. Tune into “The Balancing Act” beginning in October to watch today’s top fitness experts and ACE ambassadors, Chris Freytag and Jonathan Ross, debunk common fitness myths and offer tips for heart-healthy living and maintaining family fitness during the holiday months. You won’t want to miss it!
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Joining Forces Meets NASCAR

A big thanks for the tens of thousands of training service hours committed to support ACE’s Joining Forces initiative. NASCAR driver Carl Edwards recently spoke to 10,000 attendees at the USO concert in Louisville, Ky., about Joining Forces and the importance of physical activity. Help us build on this momentum by joining the cause today!
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