Survive or Thrive? 5 Positive Coping Strategies for Challenging Times

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Survive or Thrive? 5 Positive Coping Strategies for Challenging Times

Like many Americans, you and your clients may be experiencing a whole new set of challenges this year, and many people are using negative coping mechanisms to fight their way through. As a health and exercise professional, consider introducing your clients to the positive coping strategies presented here, and perhaps use a few of them yourself. No one is immune to the emotions tied to this pandemic, so be as kind to yourself as you are to your clients.

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Survive or Thrive? 5 Positive Coping Strategies for Challenging Times

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Survive or Thrive? 5 Positive Coping Strategies for Challenging Times

Like many Americans, you and your clients may be experiencing a whole new set of challenges this year, and many people are using negative coping mechanisms to fight their way through. As a health and exercise professional, consider introducing your clients to the positive coping strategies presented here, and perhaps use a few of them yourself. No one is immune to the emotions tied to this pandemic, so be as kind to yourself as you are to your clients.

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The Hidden Benefits of Muscular Training

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The Hidden Benefits of Muscular Training

Despite its numerous benefits, some clients have trouble sticking to a muscular-training program. As a health and exercise professional, you have the opportunity to empower your clients with the knowledge they need to connect their exercise program with their personal values and lifestyle—and, as a result, stick to the program. This article uncovers ways to help make exercise more meaningful to each of your clients.

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Is BODYJAM an Effective Workout?

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Is BODYJAM an Effective Workout?

From Jazzercise to Zumba and everything in between, the fitness industry has been building on the concept of burning calories through dance for more than 50 years. This latest ACE-commissioned study takes a look at one of the newer dance-based programs—BODYJAM by Les Mills—to determine if it’s a good workout and how many calories participants can expect to burn in a typical class.

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: The Relative Intensity and Energy Expenditure of Battle Rope Exercise

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: The Relative Intensity and Energy Expenditure of Battle Rope Exercise

Can your clients improve their cardiorespiratory endurance with interval training using battle ropes? To find out, ACE asked John P. Porcari, PhD, and his research team in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse to evaluate the cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses of a battle rope interval workout.

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ACE-Sponsored Research: Can Foam Rolling Improve Sports Performance? 

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ACE-Sponsored Research: Can Foam Rolling Improve Sports Performance? 

Foam rollers are often used during the warm-up of an exercise session or as a means of recovery between workouts, but how effective are they for improving performance? In an effort to bring some clarity to the topic, researchers evaluated the training effects of foam rolling on lower-body flexibility and mobility and performance. Also included is a video demonstrating foam-rolling exercises that you can share with your clients.

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: A Comparison of Energy Expenditure When Exercising on 10 Indoor Exercise Machines

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: A Comparison of Energy Expenditure When Exercising on 10 Indoor Exercise Machines

Clients are looking to make the most of their exercise time and, for many, that means burning the most amount of calories in the least amount of time. In an effort to arm health coaches and exercise professionals with the knowledge they need to help their clients maximize their workout time, ACE asked researchers to compare energy expenditure among 10 indoor exercise machines to determine which burns the most calories.

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