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The medical message
Health Club Management
Over the past few years, the health and fitness industry has been courting the medical profession, focusing heavily on the many health benefits of exercise in a bid to establish the credibility of "exercise medicine." But although it's undeniably important to shout about these benefits, is this actually a compelling message for the general public to hear on a day-to-day basis?
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Save the date! Our annual conference date has changed! It's now Oct. 23-25
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In an effort to provide you with the most exceptional conference experience with the most extraordinary speakers and a remodeled venue at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, the 20th Annual AFPA Fitness, Trainer, Wellness & Nutrition Conference date has been changed to Oct. 23-25. Expand your skills, clients, profits and join us for intensive workshops and certification programs and earn CEU's at the same time.
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Shivering as a form of exercise
The New York Times
This winter's frigid temperatures could be having one desirable side effect. They may be revving up your metabolism. Shivering in the cold sparks a series of biochemical reactions deep within the body that alters fat cells and bolsters metabolism, much as formal exercise does, according to a fascinating series of new experiments.
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What sugar does to your body
Daily Health Bulletin
Too much sugar in your diet is not the best thing when it comes to eating — and living — healthy. We all know that, yet somehow saturated and trans fats, sodium or total calories get more of our attention. Of course, none of us are taking in sugar in the moderate amounts the experts recommend. Instead we're consuming 500 added calories a day from sugar. That's about what you'd need to take in to gain about a pound per week.
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Tracking device developed with potentially life-saving alarm feature
Health Club Management
A new tracking device currently is in development, which not only keeps a record of your sleeping patterns, steps taken and calories burned, but also features a mechanism to alert others when you take a serious fall.
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5 signs you're taking your diet too far
Health
Registered dietician Cynthia Saas writes: "When I first started out in private practice, clients came to me because something was wrong. Most of them struggled with their weight, or were newly diagnosed with a condition like high cholesterol or elevated blood pressure. Today, healthy, fit clients schedule appointments with me simply to pick my brain. Many describe themselves as health enthusiasts who want to learn all they can about optimal nutrition, the hottest superfoods and latest trends. I love that nutrition is now considered exciting — even sexy."
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Technology creating world of sickly couch potatoes?
HealthDay News via WebMD
The increasing number of people in developing nations who own televisions, computers and cars might explain rising rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in those countries, a new study suggests. The researchers analyzed data from more than 150,000 adults in nearly 110,000 households in 17 countries where people had high, medium and low incomes.
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Study: Eating spinach, eggs can improve your reflexes
C-Health
Eating foods that contain tyrosine — such as spinach, cottage cheese, soya or eggs — can improve your reaction time, a new study from The Netherlands has found.
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Online search: The SEO 3x5 search matrix
By Jeffrey Dobkin
The toughest part of online marketing is driving people to your website. No online search strategy = no visitors = no payoff. See how important search engine optimization can be? You can change all that. Pay-per-click advertising can be counted on — to be expensive. Results can be great; results can be spotty. Either way, it’s sure to be expensive. Enter the world of search engine optimization, or SEO. Results can be lousy here, too — but at least it's free. Results can also be great: driving online search visitors to your site day after day, year after year. Here are SEO instructions that are simple, clear and easy to implement without being a, you know, geek.
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Weight lifting gains popularity among younger athletes
Omaha World-Herald
Weight lifting has become extremely common among youth athletes today. It's becoming more typical to walk into a gym and see teenagers and even kids as young as 6 years old power snatching or clean and jerking barbells above their heads.

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Kids' vitamins often surpass daily recommendations
Reuters
Vitamin supplements marketed for infants and children often contain more than the recommended amount of individual vitamins, according to a new study. Researchers found that in all but one case, the average vitamin content of those supplements exceeded what's recommended.

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10 ways your personality affects your weight
Health.com via The Huffington Post
Whether you're the life of the party, a bookworm or a night owl, your personality plays a surprisingly large role in your ability to slim down. Follow this guide to discover your personality type and use your own characteristics to lose weight and keep it off for good.

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