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Getting and Staying Motivated to Be Physically Active

This time of year, all of the fitness clubs and gyms run specials to bring in new members, and they know—and even count on the fact that—most of those people will no longer be regularly attending classes or doing workouts …
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Diabetes courses updated for 2020: Save $ and earn your specialist certificate!

If you haven’t completed the FCEA Specialist Certificate Program in Diabetes and Prediabetes yet, now is a great time to do it! In honor of World Diabetes Day (November 14) and National Diabetes Awareness Month (November), the Diabetes Motion Academy (founded by Dr. Sheri …
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Working with Active Individuals with Diabetes Who Use Insulin

In case you missed it, check out our new YouTube channel for helpful videos! Given that in the United States alone, there are close to 30 million people who have diabetes and five to 10 percent of those have type 1 …
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Osteoporosis and Stress: What is the Link?

The information in this article is taken from Robyn Caruso’s Stress Management courses on the FCEA website. We are entering a new era with medical fitness in terms of understanding how exercise can help individuals with chronic illness and stress …
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Be a Blood Pressure Hero!

The information from this article is from “Blood Pressure, Hypertension, and Exercise.”  A continuing education course offered by Fitness Learning Systems. Did you know as a health-fitness professional you can have a positive affect on a client’s health, longevity, and …
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Why Is Breakfast Really That Important?

Brain health is directly related to blood sugar levels (glucose homeostasis) in the body. The information in this article is taken from the American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists (AASDN) continuing education course “The Science of Nutrition.” There are …
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Engage in Cross-Training to Get More Fit (Especially with Diabetes)

In case you missed it, check out our new YouTube channel for helpful videos! If you’re like a lot of other people, you may get bored doing the same physical activities day after day. More than half people who start exercise …
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The 4 Primary Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

This information is taken from Introduction to Parkinson’s Disease, a continuing education course authored by Dr. AQ Rana, leading PD researcher and founder of the World Parkinson’s Program. The two primary categories of symptoms for Parkinson’s disease are the primary …
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Pulmonary Hypertension and Mind/Body Medicine

To understand how Pulmonary Hypertension reacts to Mind/Body Medicine you must understand what is going on biologically. Mind/Body Medicine such as meditation and exercise can help to give these clients a better quality of life. As a fitness professional it …
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A Poor Night’s Sleep May Increase Your Risk of Disease

A poor night’s sleep not only makes getting through the day difficult, it also may increase your risk of disease, especially if you suffer from chronic lack of sleep. Inadequate sleep has been associated with obesity, diabetes, stroke, heart disease …
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