Study: Meal-timing Strategies May Lower Appetite and Enhance Fat Burning

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Study: Meal-timing Strategies May Lower Appetite and Enhance Fat Burning

Intermittent fasting and meal timing have been popular topics of late, but the research to date on whether or not these approaches are beneficial has been inconsistent. A new study, however, suggests that meal-timing strategies such as intermittent fasting or eating earlier in the daytime may help people lose weight by lowering appetite rather than burning more calories.

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Study: Exercise Stimulates Production of Performance-enhancing Bacteria

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Study: Exercise Stimulates Production of Performance-enhancing Bacteria

A new study has identified a type of bacteria found in the microbiomes of elite athletes that contributes to improved capacity for exercise. Learn more about these bacteria, which are not found in the guts of physically inactive people, and how they can contribute to exercise performance, gut-health enhancement and disease prevention.

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Study: Exercise Triggers Release of a Protein That Improves Glucose Tolerance

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Study: Exercise Triggers Release of a Protein That Improves Glucose Tolerance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes. A new study, however, offers some good news, suggesting that exercise training causes dramatic changes to fat and releases factors into the bloodstream that can have positive effects on health.

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Study: When Does Clean Eating Become an Unhealthy Obsession?

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Study: When Does Clean Eating Become an Unhealthy Obsession?

As a health and exercise professional, you may have considerable insight into the health-related behaviors of your clients, including their eating habits. While much of your efforts are likely focused on helping clients improve those habits, some of your clients may take an extreme approach, which ultimately may lead to diminished health and well-being. New research offers guidance on how to tell the difference between a highly disciplined client and one who may be taking things too far.

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Study: Is Power Training the Key to a Long Life?

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Study: Is Power Training the Key to a Long Life?

Your clients know that exercise is good for them, but a little extra evidence never hurts, especially if you’re collaborating with them on their resistance-training goals. A new study reinforces the idea that staying fit and strong are essential to living a long life, but also provides clarity on the type of training that provides the greatest benefit to longevity.

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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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