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 Read More …

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 Read More …

Updated Federal Physical Activity Guidelines: Do They Apply to People with Diabetes?

In mid-November 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finally released new physical activity guidelines (as a 2nd edition) to update their previous set from a decade before (1,2). Various activity guidelines for adults with diabetes have been Read More …

Why Client Blood Labs are so Important to the Fitness Industry

The information in this course is from the Blood Lab Wellness Specialist CE course. A recent post in the Journal of Precision Medicine looks at the rise of consumer genetic testing like 23 and Me as the new boon in Read More …

Simple Steps to Manage Diabetes and Be Healthy

One of the latest suggestions for effective weight loss with diabetes includes cutting back on diabetes (and other) medications that cause weight gain and trying others that help you lose weight and control diabetes. The problem is that there is Read More …

How to Create the First Two-week Exercise Program for Breast Cancer Recovery

When you begin to work with a new client, especially a breast cancer survivor, the first 2 weeks are incredibly important in setting the stage for a longer term program. This example 2 week program will help guide you through Read More …

Body Composition and Breast Cancer

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Did you know that it is well established that Body Fat Poses a Major Risk for Breast Cancer and severity of lymphedema?  Health-fitness professionals can play a huge role in reducing breast cancer risk and the debilitating effects of lymphedema. Read More …

Five Timing Tips for Better Workouts

New research shows us that the key to fitness success is to time your workouts in alignment with your body’s natural rhythms and current knowledge about how muscles work best. Here are six easy tips to personalize your workouts for Read More …