Main Takeaways from ACE’s Essentials of Exercise Science Manual

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Main Takeaways from ACE’s Essentials of Exercise Science Manual

If you’re just starting to study for your ACE certification exam, you might be feeling overwhelmed by the volume of material you need to absorb and understand, beginning with ACE’s Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals. Here is a chapter-by-chapter guide to tackling this foundational manual, along with tips on what information you should be focusing on for the exam.

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What’s New in the Health Coach Study Experience?

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What’s New in the Health Coach Study Experience?

The American Council on Exercise is proud to announce the launch of an all-new ACE Health Coach study program. The original ACE Health Coach study program, launched in 2013, was a pioneer in the space of Health Coaching. By providing a guided study and learning experience, thousands of people achieved their goal of becoming a Certified Health Coach.

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Hiring Well-Qualified Exercise Professionals: The Importance of Accreditation

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Hiring Well-Qualified Exercise Professionals: The Importance of Accreditation

As an exercise professional or health coach, it is important to understand and be familiar with the differences between NCCA accredited certifications and non-accredited certifications. Knowing the standards of each certification type can help inform your hiring processes, career goals, professional growth and professional responsibility.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Releases 2nd Ed. of the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Releases 2nd Ed. of the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

The 2nd edition of the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans were released last Monday, November 12th by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This is the first set of revisions to the Guidelines since their original release in 2008.

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ACE Applauds Revisions to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans | New guidelines more usable for more Americans, highlighting the value of even small, incremental bits of physical activity

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ACE Applauds Revisions to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans | New guidelines more usable for more Americans, highlighting the value of even small, incremental bits of physical activity

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) supports the first-ever revision to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (Guidelines), underscoring the essential role they play in setting the bar for a more physically active nation.

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Study: A Little Bit of Exercise Can Help Boost Memory

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Study: A Little Bit of Exercise Can Help Boost Memory

Your clients know exercise is essential for their physical health, and that it’s good for their emotional well-being as well. But imagine how much more motivated they might feel if they knew even a light bout of exercise could significantly enhance their ability to remember things? Learn about the results of a new study that suggests that people who include a little walking, yoga or tai chi in their day may be more likely to remember things like where they put their keys.

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Support the Use of FSAs and HSAs for Personal Training and Group Exercise by Contacting Your Senators

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Support the Use of FSAs and HSAs for Personal Training and Group Exercise by Contacting Your Senators

With the passage of H.R. 6199 in the U.S. House of Representatives, we have overcome the first hurdle for getting PHIT Bill language turned into law. Now the issue will be taken up with the U.S. Senate where it will need 60 votes to pass. Securing those votes will be challenging, so we need your support.

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New Study Investigates Link Between Physical Activity and Early Menopause

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New Study Investigates Link Between Physical Activity and Early Menopause

The question of whether or not there is a relationship between physical activity and menopause has gone unanswered for decades, with some studies suggesting that women who are very physically active may be at lower risk of menopause before the age of 45, while others have found evidence of the opposite effect. A new study—the largest of its kind—may finally have the answer.

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The Role of Exercise Professionals and Health Coaches in Cardiac and Stroke Prevention

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The Role of Exercise Professionals and Health Coaches in Cardiac and Stroke Prevention

According to the CDC’s September 7th Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, heart disease and stroke-related illness can be prevented through a series of small changes sustained overtime. ACE believes that well-qualified exercise professionals and health coaches are ideally suited to join the teams working to support efforts to reduce the number of cardiac events in their communities.

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Study: Making Exercise a Game Increases Adherence and Enjoyment

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Study: Making Exercise a Game Increases Adherence and Enjoyment

How do you motivate your clients to get up and exercise more? A team of researchers has one potential solution: Turn everyday exercise into a game. Learn about the results of a new pilot study, which suggest that a web-based game that can be played by anyone with a smartphone and an activity tracker could be a great way to encourage people to be more active.

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