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Seeing results!

Monday, October 29, 2012 13:51 Comments Off

When I go to the gym I usually go for about two weeks then I start to see results and I stop going. What type of motivation would you suggest I need so that I can continue to go even after I start seeing results?

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Exercise Programs for Older Adults. Part 5

Thursday, September 27, 2012 12:06 Comments Off

€ Identify the basic purpose of each exercise, and always use the safest alternatives available. The benefits of each exercise should be explained to the clients. € Try to foresee and eliminate situations or conditions that may result in problems.

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Exercise Programs for Older Adults. Part 4

Thursday, September 27, 2012 12:02 Comments Off

The physiological goal of an older adult exercise program should be to improve all the major and minor components of physical fitness. Many programs for older adults are designed simply to improve the cardiovascular system. It is important, however, that strength, flexibility, muscular endurance and body composition are all goals of the program, along with […]

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Exercise Programs for Older Adults. Part 3

Thursday, September 27, 2012 11:58 Comments Off

After eight weeks of training, researchers from several Boston-area universities and hospitals concluded that a “high-intensity weight-training program is capable of inducing dramatic increases in muscle strength in frail men and women up to 96 years of age.”(17) A strength gain of 174 percent in eight weeks was realized, muscle size was increased and mobility […]

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Exercise Programs for Older Adults. Part 2

Thursday, September 27, 2012 11:54 Comments Off

A study by Dr. Ralph Paffenbarger Jr. involved 17,000 Harvard alumni who entered college between 1916 and 1950.(11) The men who were the most active were shown to have less than half the risk of dying as the men who were the least active. Even the men who had other known health risks, such as […]

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Exercise Programs for Older Adults. Part 1

Thursday, September 27, 2012 11:48 Comments Off

As Olympic marathon runner Kenny Moore says, “You don’t stop exercising because you grow old. You grow old because you stop exercising.” Scientists are discovering that the true fountain of youth can be found within our own bodies, and enhanced by our lifestyle choices.

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What are the 12 Meridians and their Element Organ Associations?

Thursday, September 20, 2012 6:29 Comments Off

The directing vessel and conception vessel also play important roles in pressure point fighting, though they are not likely to have any organ or element association. A less known and used meridian is the girdling vessel. These and other meridians belong to a group called extraordinary meridians.

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Beat Burnout, Part 3

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 12:14 Comments Off

“Also, develop a professional network,” McCaughey says, “In my training seminars it’s the first thing I insist new trainers do. You must develop resources for nutritional counseling, psychiatric counseling, sports medicine, OB-GYN medical professionals, physical therapists, and more. Giving advice in these areas is not only unprofessional, it could be dangerous not to mention illegal.”

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Beat Burnout, Part 2

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 12:12 Comments Off

Finally, these dedicated trainers hold themselves to the relentless scheduling mentioned earlier, at first to build their client base, then later because these clients need and depend on them. Jennifer Phegley, who now owns her own Personal Training business and has since cut her work schedule to fit her lifestyle (instead of the other way […]

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Beat Burnout, Part 1

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 12:07 Comments Off

The number one occupational hazard in professions that deal with helping people is burnout. It’s a quiet and formidable job killer and it claims more professionals every day.

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