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Kids and Exercise: Benefits, Risks & Exercise Tips – Workout Fitness Article

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children and adolescents should participate in at least 60 minutes or more of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily (1). However, less than 24% of children ages 6-17 meet this daily requirement (1). While community leaders and key stakeholders work to improve these statistics, parents can and should do their part. Here are practical tips to help build a foundation of success for childhood development. Benefits of Exercise on Child Development Physical activity…

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5 Conversation Starter Ideas for Personal Trainers – Workout Fitness Article

We’ve been there. You’re definitely not the only personal trainer who has experienced the client who hardly talks during a session. It can make for an awkward encounter, leaving you thinking you don’t know how to talk to people or that the client doesn’t like you.  How do you get this client to begin to open-up and engage in conversation that is meaningful to their training goals?  Here, you’ll learn how social influences and support systems can spark the dialogue.…

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Smart Steps: Corrective Approaches for Low Arches and Plantar Fasciitis – Workout Fitness Article

Proper assessment and training of the foot musculature are vital to optimal health. Given that the feet are our foundation and interact with our environment daily, it affects the whole body if they hurt. The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society categorizes problematic foot and ankle issues by specific area: Ankle, midfoot, heel and big toe are primary categories (AOFAS 2019). However, given the abundance of research, data and overall information on foot and ankle conditions, there is not enough…

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Arlo Doyle: The Kilted Comeback Kid – Workout Fitness Article

May is National Military Appreciation Month. We asked our NASM-CPTs who served in the armed forces to tell us their stories. Here’s one of them. Arlo DoyleThe Kilted Comeback Kid In April of 2001, Arlo Doyle joined the army. He needed a way to support his wife and newborn daughter, and the benefits the army offered were numerous. Before he knew it, he was attending training just outside of Washington, D.C. Just a few months later, 9/11 happened. Arlo was…

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