Obesity a Disease? How Fitness Professionals Can Help

    By Dr. Georgene Collins

    The blogosphere is abuzz since the American Medical Association made a landmark decision to label obesity a disease in June. Although new for the AMA, other professional organizations previously considered obesity a disease. For example, Medicare removed language from its operations manual in 2004 that obesity was

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    Aging & Physical Activity

    People who stayed physically active into old age tended to have larger brains than those who did not exercise in the study, published today in the journal Neurology. The brain typically shrinks in late adulthood, and this shrinkage is believed to play a role in age-related memory decline. The

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    Intestinal Permeability

    Intestinal permeability, or ‘leaky gut syndrome’ is receiving increasing attention as the hard-to-deal factor in patients being treated for food intolerances. Hyperpermeability is also associated with Coeliac disease, alcoholism, Crohn’s disease, atopic eczema, chronic giardiasis and intestinal candidosis. It has long been known that fibre in the diet is important

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    What is Post-Rehabilitation?

    Managed care has created a need for patients/clients to seek alternative care for the management of their injuries/disease.
    Cut backs on reimbursement of services to traditional medical providers (e.g., physicians, physical therapists, and chiropractors) have provided an opportunity to develop medically supervised fitness programs or post rehabilitation. For many years a

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    A Quick and Easy Guide to Indoor Rowing Machines

    By: John Phung

    Did you know that rowing is one of the best exercises for developing aerobic fitness? Not only does working out with rowing machines or rowing ergometers allow people to develop their cardiovascular system, but they also place considerable demands on your muscular system as well!

    Unlike cardio machines such as treadmills, exercise bikes and stair climbing equipment, a rowing machine exercises your upper body as well as your lower body. The rowing stroke when using an indoor rower is composed of 65-75% leg work and 25-35% upper body work.

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    Effects of Alcohol on Digestive System, Stomach and Intestines

    By: Mark J. Occhipinti, M.S., Ph.D., N.D.c

    William Silkworth, wrote in the preface of The “Big Book” the following: “The action of alcohol on chronic alcoholics is a manifestation of an allergy: that the phenomenon of craving is limited to this class and never occurs in the average temperate drinker.” Alcoholics

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    HMB Benefits, Dosage, & Nutrition Facts

    There is some evidence that this innovative nutrient can raise anabolism (the constructive phase of metabolism) and promote recovery in trained athletes. As well, there may be some other beneficial effects for the endurance athlete who chooses to use this novel supplement. HMB stands for beta-hydroxy-beta-methyl butyrate. I think we’ll

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    Secrets of Russian Sprint Training

    Almost every coach is constantly looking for ways to increase the speed of their athletes whether it be for track and field events or organized team sports (Football, basketball, baseball, ice hockey, etc.). Many different methods of speed training are available today, with many of the newest innovations trickling down from our Olympic National Teams. I found a program while working as strength coach in college that has been touched on in the past, that works, and is worth discussion.

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