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Strength Training for the Cardio Fan

Some of your clients love to run. They probably know they should do some strength training, but they think it’s boring. They’ve convinced themselves that strength training will be tedious, so it is guaranteed to be. But it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a great quote from Younger Next Year, written by Chris […]

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9 Things We Learned About Health and Fitness in 2014

The end of the year is a great time to review and reflect on areas of growth or achievement. For those of us interested in fitness, whether as professionals helping others achieve their goals or as die-hard enthusiasts who enjoy working out, this is a chance to see if we’ve actually achieved the […]

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3 Healthy Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

November 28, 2014, 12:00AM PT in Fitnovatives Blog | Thanksgiving–a day we typically associate with over-indulgence in rich foods–is often followed by a day of regret. This year, transform those traditional heavier foods into something light and healthy to help minimize the likelihood of adding extra holiday pounds. Traditional Dish: Roasted Turkey […]

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Total-body Circuit Workout

November 24, 2014, 12:00AM PT in Fitnovatives Blog | Integrate the five functional movement patterns into your next workout with this powerful circuit created by ACE. Squat, lunge, push, pull and rotate your way to a pre-holiday burn using portable equipment you can easily use in a gym or at home. Improve your […]

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Improve Your Skin Health with Exercise and Nutrition

As registered dietitians and personal trainers, we are intimately familiar with the health benefits that good nutrition provides for every part of the body. Interestingly, most people focus on nutrition and exercise for disease prevention or for weight loss, but they don’t typically think of the positive effects they have on skin, the […]

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The Trojan horse burger: Do companies that ‘do good’ sell unhealthy food?

When consumers see a company performing good deeds, they often assume that the company’s products are healthy. According to a new study in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing this may be far from true, and the company’s socially responsible behavior may be creating a “health halo” over unhealthy foods. “Research demonstrates that consumers […]

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Parents rank their obese children as ‘very healthy’

A University of California, San Diego School of Medicine-led study suggests that parents of obese children often do not recognize the potentially serious health consequences of childhood weight gain or the importance of daily physical activity in helping their child reach a healthy weight. The study is published online in the Journal of the Academy […]

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Obese women may have learning deficit specific to food

Obese women have a deficit in reward-based learning, but only when food is involved. Importantly, say researchers who report their findings in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July 17, those same women have no trouble at all forming accurate associations when the reward is money instead of food. The findings may lead to […]

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Almonds reduce the risk of heart disease, research shows

Scientists have found that eating almonds in your diet can reduce the risk of heart disease by keeping blood vessels healthy. Research found that they significantly increase the amount of antioxidants in the blood stream, reduce blood pressure and improve blood flow. These findings add weight to the theory that Mediterranean diets with lots of […]

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Soy supplements appear to be safe, beneficial in diabetic men

Soy protein supplements, which contain natural estrogens, do not reduce testosterone levels in men with Type 2 diabetes who already have borderline-low testosterone, according to a new study. The results were presented Saturday at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society: ICE/ENDO 2014 in Chicago. “Because soy contains phytoestrogens […]

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