ACE SPONSORED RESEARCH: Can Standing Desks Help Improve the Health of College Students?

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ACE SPONSORED RESEARCH: Can Standing Desks Help Improve the Health of College Students?

College students are particularly prone to the “active couch potato” syndrome, as they tend to live active lifestyles but spend a lot of time performing sedentary behaviors when in class, studying and relaxing. This study evaluates whether replacing five hours of classroom sitting time with using a standing desk is enough to have a positive impact on students’ health.

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: Investigating Cardiorespiratory Responses to Aqua Cycling

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: Investigating Cardiorespiratory Responses to Aqua Cycling

Aqua cycling is essentially a group indoor cycling class performed while immersed in water. Cycling in the water provides a low-impact environment and the resistance provided by the water allows for high levels of energy expenditure with little musculoskeletal strain on the body. But does aqua cycling provide an adequate training stimulus to yield health and fitness benefits, and how does it compare to a traditional land-based cycling class?

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: Does Combining MICT and HIIT Yield Greater Health Benefits?

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: Does Combining  MICT and HIIT Yield Greater Health Benefits?

In this latest ACE-sponsored study, researchers investigate whether an individualized program created by adhering to the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® (ACE IFT®) Model that combined MICT with HIIT would be more effective than the more traditional MICT-only approach at yielding important health and fitness benefits and deriving more consistent responsiveness.

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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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