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Fitness and Health Roundup: Oct. 27-Nov. 1

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Whether you’re a Certified Personal Trainer, a Certified Nutrition Coach or you’re passionate about fitness and health, stay up-to-date with the latest studies and news in the industry. We’ve rounded up five articles from this week that you don’t want to miss: 

1. 5 Secrets About High-Fat Diets

Over the past few years, high-fat diets have gained popularity. However, they’re not a new type of diet, and not everyone understands the facts about them. For example, it’s often said that eating fat makes you burn more calories -- but studies show otherwise. Find out what you should know about high-fat diets here

2. What Causes Dizziness After a Workout? 

It’s not uncommon to feel dizzy after working out. Potential causes can include overexertion and dehydration. Here are some tips to reduce the chances of feeling dizzy, how to treat it, and when you should see a doctor. 

3. Back on Track: Working with Clients Following a Knee Replacement

With more than 600,000 knee replacements performed each year in the U.S. alone (AAOS 2019), it’s likely that you’ve worked with personal training clients who have had a knee replacement or will in the future. Personal trainers can help clients safely progress to reclaim normal joint function by programming a variety of exercises. Find out how to work with clients after a knee replacement. 

4. How Walking Might Affect Our Sleep

Walking more throughout the day could be related to getting better sleep, according to a new study. Participants were mostly middle-aged men and women, and they were provided with an activity monitor for a month to track their steps. “The more steps people accumulated over the course of the month, the higher their self-rated sleep quality was during that time.” Read more about this study here

5. The NASM-CPT Podcast: Exercise Programming and Periodization

In Episode 14 of The NASM-CPT Podcast, Dr. Rick Richey talks about periodization, programming, and routines. These terms are often used interchangeably in the fitness industry, but they shouldn’t be. Listen to this week’s episode to learn more about exercise programming and periodization.

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