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Help Your Children Build Healthy Eating Habits

Posted: 08/07/2014

August marks the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ first-ever Kids Eat Right Month. In order to support AND's focus on the importance of healthful eating and active lifestyles for children and their families, IDEA has assembled a list of our most popular articles on kids’ nutrition. Learn how to get your children involved in their diets, how to help kids meet their nutrient requirements and how to build healthy lifestyle habits for the whole family.

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Nutirition: Fueling Recovery

Posted: 04/08/2014

Training for a sport or just trianing to produce a better, stronger body is very important.  However, the proper nutrition after training is as or more important than the trianing itself.

(Idea Fitness Journal - April 2014)

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Protein: How Much Is Too Much?

Posted: 03/11/2014

Protein: How Much Is Too Much?

This article from Ideafit answers some great questions about protein!

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Which should I do first - Weights or Cardio

Posted: 02/07/2014

Aerobic exercise and resistance exercise are two ways of exercise commonly chosen in physical conditioning. Each type has its unique advantages. Aerobic exercise is effective in improving one’s cardiorespiratory fitness and in promoting energy expenditure and fat utilization. Resistance exercise can serve as a potent stimulus to the musculoskeletal system necessary to bring about gains in muscle size, strength, endurance, and power. It is recommended that a comprehensive training routine combines both aerobic exercise and resistance exercise because improvements in both cardiorespiratory function and musculoskeletal function allow individuals not only to reduce health risks and symptoms associated with physical inactivity but also to perform activities of daily living comfortably and safely (1). The challenge for the fitness professional is to balance concurrent aerobic training and resistance training properly to maximize the performance benefits of both types.

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10 Ways to Increase Your Energy Level

Posted: 10/30/2013

Use these ideas from ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) to help you gain more energy throughout your day!

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5 Elements of Fitness

Posted: 10/07/2013

Use these 5 elements to help you with your exercise routine to get the most out of your workouts.

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Exercise and Sleep

Posted: 09/04/2013

Can exercise help or hinder getting a good nights sleep?  Does the timing of exercise relative to bedtime matter?

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10 Diabetes Diet Myths

Posted: 08/14/2013

"Diabetes diet." Simply hearing these words may be enough to make you feel overwhelmed or frustrated.

Perhaps you have said, or heard someone else express, one of these thoughts:

  • Eating too much sugar causes diabetes.
  • There are too many rules about choosing foods that are OK in a diabetes diet.
  • You have to give up all your favorite foods when you're on a diabetes diet.

These three statements are all myths about diabetes diets. Take a closer look at these and other myths to find out the facts about diabetes and diet.

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Exercise and Fluid Replacement

Posted: 08/07/2013

Water composes more than half the human body and is essential in the function of our cells. Temperature maintenance and circulation are but a few vital processes dependent on this important fluid. Thus, an appropriate fluid balance is important to our health and well-being. 

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Blow Some Stink off With Exercise

Posted: 04/10/2013

How much stress do you feel on a regular basis?  According to some statistics, 77% of us feel the physical effects of stress on a regular basis in the form of headaches, insomnia, anxiety, muscle aches and pains, crankiness and that annoying, fuzzy-headed feeling that makes it hard to think straight, much less make important life decisions. 

We can't always get away from stressful situations, but there is one simple thing you can do to burn off that tension and blow some stink off:  Move your body.

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