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By: Brian Sutton, MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Introduction The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that chronic diseases were responsible for five of the six leading causes of death in the United States in 2006 (1). Not surprisingly, chronic diseases have become the leading cause of death and disability,
By: Brian Sutton, MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Below are some of my favorite resources (in addition to certification texts) that have helped shape my career as a health and fitness professional.
By: Brian Sutton, MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Exertional rhabdomyolysis results from the degeneration of skeletal muscle often caused by excessive exercise (1,2). When skeletal muscle membranes are damaged, their intracellular contents enter the bloodstream and can cause potentially serious side effects and even death (3,4). Symptoms include muscle pain, stiffness, fatigue,