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Entries in health promotion (4)


7 Ways Your Gym Can Improve the Lives of Members with Diabetes

We all remember the string of diabetes commercials from the early 2000s. You know the ones I’m referring to. They stared Wilford Brimley, known for The Thing (1982) and Cocoon (1985), and a horse fully decked-out in cowboy gear.

Well, in these commercials, the first thing he talks about is monitoring his diet and exercise to help manage his condition. Something many of the more than 100 million Americans living with diabetes do as well.

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7 Things Your Gym Can Do for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Roughly one in every 200 people living in the United States could develop some form of cancer.

Let’s just think about that for a moment. That means there could be an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer in the U.S. alone. That’s pretty scary, but thanks to advances in medical science and programs at gyms like yours, people are living longer, healthier lives with a cancer diagnosis.

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How IHRSA is Partnering to Make the World Healthier

by Amy Bantham, IHRSA's vice president of health promotion and health policy

“Networks of cooperation undertaken in good faith by those with a common goal lead to better results.”

These were the words that most resonated with me during former President Bill Clinton’s opening address at the 2017 Partnership for a Healthier America Summit, which took place May 10-12 in Washington, D.C.

I was honored to represent IHRSA and the industry at this event, which brings together public and private sectors with the common goal to end childhood obesity.

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5 Ways Your Health Club Benefits from Community Outreach

Community outreach programs—those that offer important club resources to the community outside the constructs of membership—can help your club in a number of ways.

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