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Music: Your best workout buddy
The Washington Post
You're bundling up for a chilly morning run. Or about to climb on the elliptical for a high-energy workout. Or warming up before a weightlifting session. What's the first thing you reach for? Your earbuds, naturally. Studies have shown that listening to music that fits the cadence of what you're doing — running, cycling or aerobics — makes you work harder.
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Give extra care to the caregivers you train
By Lisa Dunklin
According to the National Alliance for Caregivers, 29 percent of America's population have taken on the task of caring for a family member. The resulting stresses encompass financial, psychological and physiological concerns. As trainers, we know the benefits of exercise to the population. While caregivers' physical needs are no different, their emotional stresses are often compounded by the extra burdens. If they fail somehow to relieve their stress, their own health may deteriorate.
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5 good reasons to go for a less intense workout
The Huffington Post
With all of the recent and much-deserved hype over high-intensity interval training, a true and loyal friend has been left behind: good, old-fashioned steady-state training. Gone are the days of 30-minute jogs, in favor of jump squats and 30-second sprints. In contrast to high-intensity interval training, which alternates short, strenuous bouts of activity with slightly longer low-intensity rest periods, steady-state training refers to cardiorespiratory exercise in which your heart rate is kept relatively constant for an extended period.
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7 workout habits you should drop now
TIME
Are you spending hours working out every week and not getting the results you want? Chances are you might have a bad habit or two when it comes to exercising. Never fear, there's a quick fix for even the most ingrained workout no-nos. Check out these seven workout habits you should drop: Not only will ditching these help you lose the pounds, they will help you become a more efficient exerciser.
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People management
Health Club Management
Customer relationship management software systems — designed to manage customers within a business — have become an accepted operating standard in modern health club management, efficiently and effectively running a huge range of customer management functions. But in recent issues, particularly with the growth of electronic booking management functions. But in recent years — particularly with the growth of electronic booking managemen — more and more staff management functionality also has begun to develop in many CRM systems.
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What should come 1st: Cardio or weights?
The Montreal Gazette
Assistant Director Athletics and Recreation at McGill University Jill Barker writes: "If I had a dollar every time someone asked me what to do first, cardio or weights, I would have retired long ago to a place where the sun always shines and the temperature never has a minus in front of it. Why so many queries? Probably because the answer remains elusive, despite the strong opinions of those camped on either side of the argument."
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Scientists discover special for women only probiotic causes significant weight loss
EmaxHealth
Can probiotics really help you lose your belly fat? That was the question asked in a recent article based on a "Dr. Oz: The Good Life" March/April 2014 issue that addressed what you need to know when choosing a probiotic for digestive troubles — including losing belly fat. While the article revealed that there were some promising weight-loss results in animal studies, it was not clear that what works in mice also will work on humans. However, a new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition concludes that scientists have discovered a probiotic that does cause significant weight loss — but for women only.
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Exercise in older patients improves long-term health, well-being
RCN Publishing Company via ScienceDaily
Nurses can increase independence and quality of life as well as reduce social isolation in older patients by promoting exercise. A 12-week community fitness program for the over 60s was found to motivate and encourage individuals to continue with regular physical activity after they completed the intervention.
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Top fitness websites offer personal touch
New York Post
Fitness websites are proliferating, offering a wide range of workout options from group classes to virtual personal training, and experts call the online venues especially inviting for the young, the time-pressed and the gym-averse.

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Science refreshes its view of aging
Chicago Tribune
How do we stay healthy and mobile into our senior years? How do we stave off dementia? Exercise regularly. Stay mentally active. Nurture rich social connections. Find things you enjoy doing and people you enjoy doing them with, scientists said at the annual Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Chicago.

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Healthy habits pay off in long term
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology via ScienceDaily
Can initial modes of behavior be used to predict how fit and healthy a person will be 18 years later? This question was in the focus of studies performed by researchers of Technische Universität München and the result: Initial habits determine physical fitness and health in the long term.

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