Step Tracking With Goals Increases Children’s Weight Loss in Behavioral Intervention

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Step Tracking With Goals Increases Children’s Weight Loss in Behavioral Intervention

Obesity affects 17% of children and adolescents in the United States. This study looks at a simple but innovative approach to not only increase children’s physical-activity levels, but also improve their psychosocial health and enhance weight loss. Is pedometer use, coupled with individualized goal setting, enough to make a difference?

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: What Is the Best Back Exercise?

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: What Is the Best Back Exercise?

Pound is a new 45- to 60-minute program that incorporates Pilates and total-body movements with drumming, which its developer claims burns 900 calories per hour. ACE called on the research team in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse to study the physiological response to a Pound workout and put this claim to the test.

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: The Effects of Wearing a Cold Vest on Caloric Expenditure

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: The Effects of Wearing a Cold Vest on Caloric Expenditure

A company called Cool Fat Burner recently introduced wearable products designed to lower body temperature and activate metabolically active brown fat, which is supposed to help people burn more calories. The manufacturer claims that individuals can increase their metabolic rate up to 300% and burn an additional 500 kilocalories per day from two hours of wearing the vest. This latest ACE-sponsored study puts those claims to the test.

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: Can the LeanScreen App Accurately Assess Percent Body Fat and Waist-to-Hip Ratio?

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: Can the LeanScreen App Accurately Assess Percent Body Fat and Waist-to-Hip Ratio?

There are a number of reasons for a person to know his or her percent body fat and waist-to-hip ratio. Body composition is an important component of health-related fitness because of the relationship between excess body fat and chronic disease. The makers of the LeanScreen app promise to accurately measure a user’s body composition at a cost of only $39.99 for the download. This ACE-sponsored research put this app to the test.

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