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Fitness

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a combination of biological and mood disturbances typically occurring in the autumn and

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Certified Personal TrainerFitnessSenior FitnessUncategorized

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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Behavior Change and MotivationExercise ProgrammingThe 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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The Training EdgeUncategorizedYouth Fitness

Childhood obesity may be at the root of more problems than you think. We all know about the long-term risks of childhood obesity, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and arthritis. But a recent study by UCLA’s Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities points to obesity as the root

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