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Exercise is Medicine: Improving Insulin Sensitivity With Physical Activity

Cassandra Padgett by Cassandra Padgett
Health and Fitness Expert

More than 50% of adults in the United States have impaired insulin sensitivity, and for many of them it’s only a matter of time before developing type 2 diabetes. This article examines the current research on exercise and insulin sensitivity and looks at how health and exercise professionals can work with a client’s healthcare team to maximize the benefits of physical activity to decrease their insulin resistance.

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6 Evidence-based Strategies to Prevent Heart Disease
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6 Evidence-based Strategies to Prevent Heart Disease

by Lance C. Dalleck
Contributor

February is American Heart Month, a designation intended to remind people to focus on their cardiovascular health. Is it possible to reverse the process of heart disease? Can our clients make up for the sins of their youth by adopting a healthy lifestyle later in life? This article presents the most current, evidence-based strategies for the prevention of what continues to be the leading cause of death among Americans.

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A Silent Epidemic: Understanding Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
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A Silent Epidemic: Understanding Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

by Cassandra Padgett
Health and Fitness Expert

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease affects almost two billion people globally, but most are unaware it exists, let alone that they may be affected by it. This article examines these risk factors and highlights evidence-based lifestyle interventions that you can share with your clients that can help reverse this increasingly common disease.

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