Diabetes: Understanding the Effects of Insulin on the Body

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Diabetes: Understanding the Effects of Insulin on the Body

There has been a dramatic increase in the prevalence of diabetes over the past several decades, which makes it increasingly likely that you will work with clients who have some form of diabetes. Here is a basic primer on how insulin affects the body and the different types of diabetes you may encounter among your clients.

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Considerations for Training the Pre- and Postnatal client

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Considerations for Training the Pre- and Postnatal client

Maintaining a physically active lifestyle is a great way for women to support a healthy pregnancy and for them to return to a normal healthy lifestyle after delivery. As a fitness professional, it is important to be aware of the general guidelines, contraindications and signs for discontinuing exercise, which are key aspects to creating a safe and effective exercise program for both the pre and postnatal client.

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The High Life: Special Considerations for Training at Altitude

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The High Life: Special Considerations for Training at Altitude

If you train clients at higher altitudes—or to participate in activities at high altitude—it is essential that you understand the factors that need to be considered. Not only is there less oxygen available at higher altitudes, there is greater potential for reduced physical performance. Here is a quick review of the special considerations for training at altitude, along with tips on how to spot signs of altitude sickness.

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Math on the Exam: We’ve Got You Covered

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Math on the Exam: We’ve Got You Covered

If it’s been years since you did any math you may be worried about some of the exam questions requiring you to use formulas and determine a correct answer. The good news is that the amount of questions involving math on the exams is minimal. Plus, we’ve created two math-specific tools—the Helpful Formulas Sheet and the Fitness Math course—that, with a little practice, will have you breezing through those math questions in no time.

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Training for Balance, Training for Life

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Training for Balance, Training for Life

Balance is essential for all human movement and movement and is necessary for all activities of daily living. Therefore, it should be considered a foundational component of all programming and trained early in the exercise program once core function has been established. Learn the mechanical principles related to balance and how to manipulate training variables to help your clients achieve not only better balance, but improved fitness and quality of life as well.

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