The American College of Sports Medicine is the world’s largest organization of sports medicine and exercise science professionals. At ACSM’s annual meeting in Boston (May, 2016), over 6,800 exercise scientists, sports dietitians, physicians, and health professionals gathered to share their research. Here are a few highlights related to the hot topics of weight management and dietary protein.
Oncology massage is simply a massage in the context of someone going through cancer treatment. The most common cancer treatments are surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Because these treatments often leave “injured areas” such as surgical incisions, radiation burns and general system fatigue, we have to know how to work with these conditions, to be able to give a good massage without hurting them. Studies have also shown that individuals that receive massage require less anti-nausea and pain reducing medication.
Water, water everywhere! But, how much do you really need? If you are like me you have heard that 8 glasses of water a day is really just an old wives tale and we don’t need that much water. Or do we?
It is no secret that we, as men, have failed miserably when it comes to our health. According to The Men’s Health Network (MHN), we die at higher rates than women from the following top 10 causes of death: heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, accidents, pneumonia and influenza, diabetes, suicide, kidney disease, and chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. If you examine the list above closely, you will notice that most of them are preventable
Why seated exercise you may ask? Simple! When exercise is accessible, easy and comfortable for people, they will exercise more! A recent study linked physical inactivity to more than 5 million deaths worldwide per year more than those caused by smoking. The study revealed that only 20.6 percent of people surveyed met the total recommended amount of exercise — about 23 percent of all men surveyed and 18 percent of the women.
Amen Clinics uses brain SPECT scanning, detailed clinical histories, neuropsychological testing and comprehensive backgrounds checklists to provide assistance with emotional issues, such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder, behavioral challenges, like addictions, weight control, or anger, cognitive problems such as brain fog or memory issues, learning challenges like ADD, ADHD.
“Experience is the best teacher and I’ve been in the Health and Fitness Industry for more than 25 years. I was Fitness Manager at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center for 9 years. While working at the Senior Center, I found out that there is really no malady that can’t be helped by regular, consistent, and progressive exercise.”
A healthy diet is one which contains a variety of nutritious foods including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, fiber and water. Poor eating habits include under or over eating, leading to nutritional deficiencies that can have negative consequences on the body.
I first became interested in bones as a young dancer (about 200,000 years ago, in the Mid Paleolithic era). I was studying body alignment and I became fascinated with the skeleton and the remarkable living tissue that makes up our bones. I was intrigued by the intricate architectural structure of bone.