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How social is redefining fitness: The rise of the fitness tribes
The Huffington Post
Humans are very social beings. Most of us eat meals with others, work with others and live with others. So trying to tackle our health goals in isolation doesn't make much sense. Still, if the people you live, work and play with are all on a very different page when it comes to eating and exercise, the chances of you sticking to a healthy new habit or making a big change that lasts are slim. That's where a fitness tribe comes in.
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TRX to bring military-exclusive training course to consumer market
Health Club Management
TRX is to unleash its advanced-ability FORCE Level 2 education and training program on the U.K. consumer market, having previously operated the course exclusively for the British military. The course provides trainers with high-level TRX coaching and techniques to give clients results through driven workouts and the most recent science of functional training for tactical athletes.
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App pays you to eat healthy foods and work out
KATU-TV
There is an app that pays you to eat healthy foods and go to the gym. The downside? It makes you pay if you do not fulfill your goals.
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40 not too old or too late to start endurance training
European Society of Cardiology via ScienceDaily
A study of healthy senior men has found that "relatively intensive" endurance exercise confers benefits on the heart irrespective of the age at which they began training. The benefits were evident and comparable in those who had started training before the age of 30 or after the age of 40. As a result, 40 is not too old to start endurance training, according to the investigators.
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Gluten-free lifestyle: Is it here to stay?
By Katy Bynum
One buzzword that keeps popping up in grocery stores, restaurants and even churches is gluten-free. Gluten, a protein found in grains like wheat, barley and rye, is difficult for some people's bodies to process, resulting in celiac disease, which damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients. According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, about 83 percent of Americans who have celiac disease are misdiagnosed or still not diagnosed. A gluten-free diet is essential for those with celiac disease, and May is Celiac Awareness Month.
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Study: Inactivity poses greater heart disease threat to women over 30 than smoking
Health Club Management
Physical inactivity poses a greater risk of heart disease in women over 30 than obesity, high blood pressure or smoking, according to new research. A study published in the British Journal of Sports by researchers from the University of Queensland found that inactivity remained the greatest population risk factor for heart disease among women all the way into their late 80s.
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Trendy workouts rejuvenate old fitness tools
GMA News
Dumbbells, medicine balls and jump ropes have once again taken center stage on the gym floor as the newest workouts drive a revival of the oldest fitness tools, experts say.

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Science speaks
Health Club Management
A few years ago, vibration training manufacturers seemed to constantly be working on new research, eager to back up the effectiveness of what might have been viewed as a "too good to be true" form of exercise.

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Using goals to motivate clients
By Lisa Dunklin
I'm quite used to those moments when a client voices frustration at herself while performing an exercise that challenges or when I have to deflect mock annoyance when he has to do one more set 10 minutes past the point of fatigue.

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On a diet? Lose the low-fat products
The Washington Post via Chicago Tribune
With swimsuit season around the corner, May becomes the cruelest month, but it need not be. To ease your spring-slimming efforts, all you need to do is take one counterintuitive step: Purge the pantry of low-fat foods.
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Coconut: The new superfood?
The Washington Post
Coconut used to be a demon, or at the very least an indulgence: a fluffy-cake topping, a gooey candy-bar filling, the second-best ingredient in a poolside drink. For years, the biggest coconut-based troublemaker was its oil, which is loaded with saturated fat — even more than butter, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. But in the past few years, there's been a great deal of rethinking about the fruit and its many edible parts.
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Have you done squats lately? The importance of working your legs
The Huffington Post
Let's talk about legs. Strong legs means more than a hot pair of gams. Our legs are comprised of some of the largest muscle groups in our body and carry us from place to place — so they're pretty important. At the most basic level, legs can be broken down into the quadriceps, and the hamstrings and the glutes. Since the muscle groups are so large, it means they burn the most calories. And since muscles burn more calories at rest than fat, developed leg muscles will help burn even more calories at rest.
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