It can be tough to differentiate between quality, science-based information and the often-questionable advice of online fitness influencers. In this article, we examine the consequences of social media influence, outline specific program design rules you can use to create quality programs, and offer action steps you and your clients can take to identify and avoid garbage science.Read More
Understanding Long COVID: What to Do When Exercise May Do More Harm Than Good
Although the threat of COVID-19 may feel as though it’s waning, evidence suggests the incidence of long COVID is rising. Marked by a range of ongoing health problems that may flare up after an initial infection, long COVID can make exercising painful—and it may even make symptoms worse. In this article, we examine what is currently known about long COVID and offer tips on how to help your clients who may be trying to return to exercise after having long COVID.Read More
An estimated 1 million Americans are living with Parkinson’s disease, which is a common neurodegenerative disease that can affect the ability to perform common, daily activities. This article highlights nine key exercise programming considerations for clients with Parkinson’s and is intended as a guide for health and exercise professionals who currently or may one day work with clients who have Parkinson’s disease.Read More
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