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,
Eating disorders are complex medical/psychiatric illnesses that can seriously interfere with a person’s daily activities and may even eventually cause death (1, 2). They cause serious disturbance to one’s daily diet, and may start as a result of altering the diet for the purpose of gaining or losing weight.
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: Joshua J Stone, MA, ATC, NASM-CPT, CES, PES There has been much debate on proper squat techniques. Is it proper to maintain a vertical shin and prevent the knees from going beyond the toes? Is it better to squat and allow the knee to go beyond the toes? The
By: Joshua J Stone, MA, ATC, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Every sports talk radio station is analyzing the rise of significant injuries in the NBA. ESPN had debates on the issue. Now the topic is trending on twitter. People are asking: Did the shortened pre-season lead to this rise in injury? Did