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Certified™: September 2022

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Understanding Long COVID: What to Do When Exercise May Do More Harm Than Good

Daniel  J. Green by Daniel J. Green
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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.

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Make Your Mark by Mastering the Rules of Evidence-based Program Design
  • Certified™: September 2022

Make Your Mark by Mastering the Rules of Evidence-based Program Design

by Dr. Erin Nitschke
Contributor

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.

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Exercise Programming for Clients With Parkinson’s Disease
  • Certified™: September 2022

Exercise Programming for Clients With Parkinson’s Disease

by Lance C. Dalleck and Angela Dalleck

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.

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