Help yourself by helping others: Make a commitment to volunteer

(BPT) – Did you know that 35,000 hours of volunteering is the equivalent of working 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year with no days off for 17 years? For American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) member Sarah Brooks, who was recently recognized for volunteering more than 35,000 hours in service to military veterans, those are […]

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Tips for helping reduce the burden of Alzheimer’s caregiving

(BPT) – Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias is exceptionally demanding, and especially challenging. The caregiving needs of people living with Alzheimer’s are not only often more extensive, but are often needed over many years – even decades. A recent survey by the Alzheimer’s Association indicates many caregivers are not getting the help […]

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The important role vaccines may play in helping keep children and adults healthy

(BPT) – Every one of the nearly 12,000 babies born in the United States each day may be susceptible to infectious diseases. The good news is that vaccines can help protect children from some of these diseases. As National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) approaches, it is timely to remember the role that vaccinations can play […]

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7 Strategies for Helping Clients Train Smarter—NOT Harder

Mr. Miyagi, one of the greatest personal trainers of all time, once said, “No such thing as a bad student, only bad teacher. Teacher say, student do.” Okay, admittedly he is a fictional character played by the late Pat Morita, but this clip from the original Karate Kid is the one of the […]

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Normal-weight counselors feel more successful than heavier counselors at helping obese patients slim down, study suggests

A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that normal-weight nutrition and exercise counselors report feeling significantly more successful in getting their obese patients to lose weight than those who are overweight or obese. A report on the findings, published online Sept. 4 in the journal Obesity, suggests […]

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Why Fitness Pros Should Focus on Helping Each Other Instead of Competing with Each Other

Did you hear about the fitness professional who said he was banned from attending future classes at a SoulCycle studio. The reason? SoulCycle cited their policy against instructors from other chains taking their classes. According to ABC News (where the story first broke), they’ve been unable to confirm the policy or that this […]

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