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Entries in exercise (6)

Friday
Aug012014

Promoting exercise, one sport and one week at a time

Do you want to learn about hoq equipment companies make working for them enjoyable? Maybe you are interested in an Australian couple who are taking their son on a 50-week journey to try 50 different sports in order to teach him, and anyone else, the importance of exercise? 

That isn't all. We have a story about how exercising can help smokers stop. Finally, Dutch speedskaing may be the inspiration for the next big fitness class.

Read more on all of these in This Week in the Fitness Industry.

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Friday
May232014

What is causing failing grades for children’s fitness?

Children are not exercising enough, according to a recent report.

Seeing most people in the U.S. will be enjoying an extra day to read This Week in the Fitness Industry, thanks for Memorial Day, we decided to pack a little more in this week's edition:

  • 'Hot' and 'not' trends
  • Social media tips for personal trainers
  • Pro fitness league coming
  • Youth exercise get failing grades

Read it all in This Week in the Fitness Industry.

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Friday
May092014

Who invented the dreaded burpee?

As always, we like to deliver you a wide array of news on the health and fitness industry in This Week in the Fitness Industry. 

We may have outdone ourselves this time around. How about:

  • history of the burpee
  • health club in an airport
  • exercise helping cancer patient
  • rebranding of a popular chain

Read on for more on all This Week in the Fitness Industry entries.

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Wednesday
Feb262014

Exercise may be the best medicine

It seems so simple and obvious. Why, then, has it not caught on?

The idea is having physicians talking more about physical fitness in the doctor’s office, and for those who need it, prescribing exercise. 

The hope is to cut down on the amount of pills a patient takes, get them to the gym to improve their health and prevent other health issues from occurring, while cutting down on health care costs in the United States.

This is the premise of the educational session by Edward Phillips, M.D., Exercise as Medicine: Tapping the Medical Community. The Health Promotion & Wellness track discussion is Thursday, March 13, 1:30 p.m., during IHRSA 2014 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show.

For more on Dr. Phillips's session, Exercise as Medicine, read on.

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Friday
Jul262013

Program pays for weight loss in gold

Here's what This Week in the Fitness Industry has this week:

  • Too much wine may be bad, exercise-wise
  • Trainer hopes to shed positive light on industry
  • Gold for your lost pounds
  • Don't exercise too much

Read on for more.

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