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Weight and Protein: Hot Topics at the ACSM Annual Meeting

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.

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Men: Let’s Take Back our Health – Five Simple Steps for Men to Be Healthier Right Now!

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


Where There’s a Will To Exercise, There’s a Way

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.


Facility Spotlight: Amen Clinics, Specialists in SPECT Imaging

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.