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When an injury occurs in a fitness facility, it can lead to costly negligence claims and/or lawsuits against fitness professionals and facilities.
I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible. From the air, fast down, and from the ground, fast up.
Improve spinal mobility and strength through proper posture
It's more frequently seen in patients over the age of 60 and is one of the most common neurological disorders of this age group
The knee is the largest joint in the body
Many people who suffer from knee pain are regular exercisers who want to train
The best way to avoid getting hurt is to understand how it happens and then take precautions
Helping to direct treatments, dietary recommendations and predict disease risk.
The usual first sign of this syndrome is persistent fatigue that exists after several rest periods.
Much confusion abounds over terms such as Organic, Natural and Healthy.
Anatomy, Common Dysfunctions and Activities to Prevent Injury
Exercising to reduce the aging process
Exercising to reduce the aging process
Exercising to reduce the aging process
A Revolution or Regression
Training minds and muscles to avert falls
Retaining Vitality and Independence
Identifying and Remediating Common Postural Anomalies
My preferred approach is a progressive three-level program that includes resistance machine exercises
How to protect, diagnose and treat young athletes
As sport, exercise and physical activity require various multi-joint movements, it is essential that musculoskeletal function not be compromised by insufficient flexibility.
Aging, Chronic Disease and Disability
Obstructive sleep apnea and its impact on staying fit
Wellness is the optimal condition of an individual's physical, mental
and emotional self.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system.
Vitamin D is a hormone. It is not a vitamin. It was discovered back in the 1930s and had a huge public health effect by its addition to food. Rickets, present in up to 80 percent of children....
Regardless of where clients train, specific strategies can be employed to help reduce the chances of an ACL tear. A rigorous and comprehensive training regimen is the key.
Fitness professionals deal with a wide array of clients ranging from the highly motivated, extremely physically fit overachiever to the unmotivated, depressed, sedentary individual
Linking Health Practitioners in Providing a Continuity of Care
With prolonged training stresses and inadequate rest and recovery periods, overtraining syndrome (OTS) may have caused competitors' performances to come up short instead of propelling them into fame
Fibromyalgia (FM) (pronounced "fi-bro-my-AL-jia") is a chronic pain syndrome, characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain consistently felt in the deep tissue of ligaments, joints and muscles.
Certified instructors and personal trainers should be familiar with the benefits of cardiorespiratory fitness.
Finding the most valuable exercise tool is a never-ending quest for fitness professionals.
Good practices for prevention of osteoporosis
The advantages of a rowing workout
With the onset of winter comes the worry of catching a cold and fighting it for the rest of the season.
Breast cancer is by far the most feared disease occurring in women, despite its prevalence being second to lung cancer.
There is nothing more incredible than the changes a woman's body undergoes during pregnancy
Sculpt a strong center to prevent back pain and increase athletic performance.
This article is based on a program in which a group of inexperienced runners train for a 5K event by studying intensity
Our lungs are deceptively simple organs of respiration
Named after its creator, Pilates is a method of exercise that focuses on the core, consisting of the abdominal and back musculature.
Patients with metabolic syndrome have a three times greater risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
MyPyramid: A Personalized Approach to Healthy Eating
The word intoxication is often associated with drinking too much alcohol.
It is not difficult to find staggering statistics regarding obesity in America. Obesity is prevalent in both genders, affects all ages, crosses all ethnic groups and has quadrupled in the last 25 years (Ogden et al. 2002).
With indoor cycling at peak popularity, fitness professionals are searching for fresh approaches to teaching cycling classes, while participants need change to feel successful and keep coming back.
One of the greatest challenges in the fitness profession is keeping clients motivated, particularly when learning new exercises.
Recent research shows, aside from medical conditions or acute injury, a tight iliotibial band (IT Band) is to blame for knee pain.
The ultimate challenge for health and fitness professionals is filling the gap between clients' intentions and their actions.
For effective vocal and visual cueing, the instructor should lead classes from the pool deck facing the class. This way, participants will have an unobstructed view of the instructor and he or she will be able to keep an eye on them to ensure their safety.
Specifically for young women, there is an even greater health concern that far outweighs typical "overuse syndrome"-the female triad.
Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disease characterized by low bone density and micro architectural deterioration of bone tissue
Pilates is one of the fastest growing exercise forms in the fitness industry. Therefore, many personal trainers and group fitness professionals turn to Pilates to expand their careers.
After many years of neurologic and functional stability, people who suffered from polio earlier in their lives may develop late-onset, neuromuscular symptoms.
Among the general developmental benefits of strength training is its ability to increase bone mineral density, thereby decreasing the risk of developing osteoporosis later in life. In 1994, Welton and colleagues showed the skeleton is most responsive to strength training benefits during growth. This means strength training is most beneficial for young women before the age of 16 and young men before the age of 18. Evidently, the benefits acquired are long term. Post-menopausal women suffered fewer hip fractures if they had engaged in weight-bearing activity as young girls.
Although the exercising public often appears to be "high energy" and "feeling good," not everyone in the gym is quite so fortunate.
Nutrition labels present a wealth of information, but most people do not know what they're reading...
Hypertension or high blood pressure, a common disease in industrial societies, has reached epidemic proportions.
As a starting point, fitness professionals must acknowledge that some manufacturers of nutritional supplements as well as others are presently encouraging health and fitness facilities and fitness professionals to sell a wide range of nutritional products to their employees and customers.
Walking involves the complex interaction of muscle forces on bones, rotations through multiple joints and physical forces acting on the body (Chambers and Sutherland, 2002). The walking gait maneuver is the body's natural means of locomotion. Together with balance and stabilization, this convenient mode of travel represents personal mobility and thus, autonomy.
Four out of five adults experience back pain in their lifetimes. Impairment is most prevalent in the 45 to 64 year-old age group.
A study published in the May 3, 2001, New England Journal of Medicine appears to prove what health experts have long preached-in predisposed individuals
The explosion of kickboxing onto the fitness scene has resulted in hundreds of men and women punching, kicking, and sweating while working out to the thundering beat of music.
Water tai chi is a combination of the principles of water fitness and the graceful flowing movements of tai chi chuan.
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FS) is an increasingly common, chronic pain disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal aches, stiffness and general fatigue (Krsnich-Shriwise, 1997).
While flexibility is one of the five health-related components of physical fitness (along with muscular strength and endurance, cardiorespiratory endurance and body composition)
This is part one of a two-part series. This article covers theoretical knowledge of stretching and flexibility.