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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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: The Accuracy of Heart Rate–based Zone Training Using Predicted versus Measured Maximal Heart Rate

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: The Accuracy of Heart Rate–based Zone Training Using Predicted versus Measured Maximal Heart Rate

A growing trend in the always-evolving fitness world involves the use of heart rate training zones to develop exercise programming, with some fitness facilities using this concept as the foundation of their brand and group-based programming options. ACE research looks at the accuracy of the prediction equations used to create the target zones and what it means for your clients’ responses to exercise.

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: What Are the Acute and Chronic Responses to Reduced-exertion High-intensity Training?

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: What Are the Acute and Chronic Responses to Reduced-exertion High-intensity Training?

Reduced-exertion high-intensity training (REHIT) shortens the traditional HIIT workout by using fewer and shorter sprints, though those sprints are at a supra-maximal intensity and workouts typically last fewer than nine minutes. But are these workouts effective? In this ACE-sponsored study, researchers examine the effectiveness of REHIT using a stationary bike.

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: Is Krav Maga an Effective Workout?

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: Is Krav Maga an Effective Workout?

Krav Maga is a relatively new addition to the martial arts–style offerings in the fitness industry. It combines self-defense techniques with components of kickboxing, karate, jiujitsu and judo to form a challenging aerobic workout. But is it intense enough to improve physical fitness and impact weight management? Read this ACE-sponsored research to find out.

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