Laura Quaglio
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Laura Quaglio

Laura Quaglio has more than 18 years' experience as a writer and editor for magazines, books, and websites, frequently on health, fitness, and nutrition topics. She enjoys researching a wide range of topics to bring readers surprising insights and expert advice. Laura is also a second degree black belt and spends her spare time costuming for high school theatre and attending her two kids' concerts and performances.

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Build Neck Strength to Lower Concussion Risk In recent news published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, researchers who examined previous studies on concussion concluded that increasing neck strength “could substantially reduce risk or severity of injury or outcomes” (2019; 49 [3], 202–8). “A concussion is when

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Originally published in the Summer 2019 issue of American Fitness Magazine. Cancer is serious business. It is second only to heart disease as Americans’ leading cause of death, and more than 1.7 million new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed this year. Of those new cases, many will

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The act of breathing seems incredibly simple, but doing it properly can be surprisingly complex–and of vital importance to your clients’ performance.

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is on the rise. Reliable statistics on the total population don’t exist, but estimates suggest that the figure has increased over the past decade to include about 1.5 million Americans. If you’re considering working with clients who have ASD, it’s important to educate yourself first, says

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If you haven’t worked with clients who have disabilities, here’s a message from fitness professionals who do: Try it. At least once. The experience is likely to have a profound impact on their life and yours. In addition to raising your awareness, it can renew your enthusiasm and inspire a

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