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Exercise can bring numerous benefits to older adults, both physically and psychologically, so why aren’t they active enough? Sometimes the biggest challenges to training this group, or even getting them to attempt any exercise at all, are their perceived barriers. How can we as fitness professionals help older adults transcend

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NewsletterNutrition

Vitamin D, also known as the “sunshine vitamin,” was identified in the 17th century by Dr. Daniel Whistler and Professor Francis Glisson when they discovered the causative factors of rickets.

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The Training Edge

’Tis the season for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that affects about 6% of Americans severely (another 14% experience milder symptoms), usually when days grow shorter. Symptoms include concentration problems, fatigue, weight gain, and pessimism. “With SAD, you lose energy, endurance, and motivation,” notes Angelos Halaris, MD,

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CESNewsletter

By Stacey Penney, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS Improving posture for better movement, reducing pain, and avoiding injuries are all well addressed, but what about improving posture to improve mood? Depression statistics continue their dismal climb with major depressive disorder affecting 14.8 million American adults and mild depression affecting an additional

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