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Stand Up To Childhood Obesity: How Fitness Pros Can Impact The Future

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Learn the science behind the sources of this troubling trend, its sobering effects on children’s quality of life, and the steps you can take to help set up youth for lifelong health.
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Can Vitamin E and Exercise Help Kids Learn?

Alexandra Williams
Alexandra Williams
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One hundred twenty adolescents in Saudi Arabia ages 15–18 were assessed by scientists who were curious to discover if a link exists between vitamin E intake, school performance and exercise. Told not to alter their eating or activity habits, the teens ...
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The Effect of Social Media on Kids' Snack Choices

Alexandra Williams
Alexandra Williams
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The news isn’t good regarding the influence of social media on the foods children prefer. In a study published in Pediatrics (2019; 143 [4]) of 176 children ages 9–11, doctoral candidate Anna Coates of the University of Liverpool found that the youth who ...
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Kids and Exercise: Benefits, Risks & Exercise Tips

Adam Annaccone
Adam Annaccone
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Exercise Tips for Kids and Teens According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children and adolescents should participate in at least 60 minutes or more of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily (1). However, less than 24% of ...
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Soccer Drills for Agility and Coordination

Josh Gonzalez 0
When it comes to worldwide popularity soccer is at the top of the fan and participant lists. Soccer is a sport that requires all the physical attributes; strength, speed, endurance, agility and mental fortitude. Fitness training for soccer requires
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NASM OPT in Action: Sample Preseason Plans for High School Football and Tennis

Chris Ecklund, MA, NASM-PES, CSCS, USAW, TPI 0
Team and individual success for high-school athletes has its roots in the training that begins well before the season’s first match, meet or game. To help student athletes prepare to play their sport of choice, you’ll want to begin by doing some basic ...
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Understanding Childhood Obesity

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES
Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES
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A growing epidemic facing the next generation of Americans is childhood obesity. This epidemic will have lasting effects on health, wellbeing, and rising healthcare costs. In fact, childhood obesity has roughly tripled over the past 30 years (1). Experts ...
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Offering Youth Fitness Summer Sessions? Marketing Starts Now!

Mike Bracko 0
Parents are already thinking about summer, and you should be, too--particularly if you’d like to offer programming for young athletes when school is out. Here are some tips to help you strengthen your marketing, planning and program offerings now. The ...
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A Transforming Experience: Working with Clients Who Have Down Syndrome

Laura Quaglio
Laura Quaglio
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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 ...
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Simple School Lunch Ideas Kids Love

Laura Quaglio
Laura Quaglio
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Here's a simple (sometimes surprising) menu for quick and healthy lunch-prep, from NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, RD and NutriFormance’s director of nutrition. (Bonus: They work for adult lunches, too.)
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