Augie Nieto: 2024 Don Wildman Commitment to Excellence Award Winner
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by Bill Apablasa
2M ago
In the world of fitness, few names resonate as profoundly as Don Wildman's. A trailblazing visionary who revolutionized the industry, Wildman reimagined the concept of health clubs, making fitness accessible and mainstream in many inspiring ways. Known for his legendary high-intensity workouts and as an Ironman age group winner, Don is credited with introducing music to group fitness classes, a pivotal change that significantly enhanced the welcoming atmosphere of gyms, particularly for women. He also pioneered circuit training and was the first in our industry to leverage the power of celeb ..read more
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Discussing Alcohol & Nutrition: Making Mindful Choices
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by Darlene Marshall
3M ago
For many people, having a few drinks is part of day-to-day life—a cocktail after work, a toast at a wedding, or a drink to unwind. It can be easy to lose sight of how alcohol can affect health and wellness. But if you’re working on developing mindfulness in everyday life, it makes sense to be more intentional with alcohol ..read more
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Global Wellness Institute: Highlighting The Fitness & Wellness Evolution
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4M ago
Fitness and wellness have been around since the time of Homer in Ancient Greece, though they haven’t always looked like they do today. Cleopatra used cosmetics, lotions, and wraps with ingredients we see on shelves now, but her lifestyle wasn’t accessible for most people. In 2022, personal care and beauty made up 19% of the $5.6 trillion global wellness market, according to the Global Wellness Institute. Let’s dive into the history of wellness and fitness to better understand how to live healthy, more fulfilled lives ..read more
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Mindfulness & Drinking: Knowing How Much Alcohol is Too Much
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by NASM
4M ago
There has been a lot of talk about why you should drink more mindfully, especially on the heels of Dry January, but there remains an important question: how do you drink more mindfully? In this episode of “ Mindful Drinking,” host Derek Brown shares his experience moving from a heavy drinker to a mindful one, and how he created the acronym RATE, which outlines the strategies you can use to reduce or eliminate drinking alcohol ..read more
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A Truemed Guide: Maximizing What You Can Use HSA/FSA Funds For - NASM Blog
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by Dana Bender
5M ago
Health and wellbeing services can be expensive and typically aren’t covered by insurance, which can make them inaccessible to many people. But with Truemed, you can use tax-free Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) to pay for these services ..read more
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A Quick & Healthy Guide: 4 Easy Steps to Meal Prep
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by Andre Adams
5M ago
Meal prep is more than just a trend — it's a transformative approach to nourishing our bodies amidst our fast-paced lives ..read more
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10 Effective Ways to Detox from Social Media
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by Nicole Golden
5M ago
Social media is a tool. Whether it helps or hurts you depends on how you use it. Social media can connect us to the communities and world around us, but it can also have serious impacts on mental health and wellness, like increasing rates of depression and decreasing sleep ..read more
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The Kinetic Chain and How to Apply It
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by Dana Bender
6M ago
The human body is not made up of isolated segments of muscles, bones, connective tissue, and ligaments. Rather, the body is a series of interconnected parts that all impact each other. This impact can either be positive or negative. Ideally, when the kinetic chain is incorporated, the human body works as a holistic collection of parts working in harmony to help create coordinated and optimal movement patterns. When this concept is incorporated into a training program, it can play a fundamental role in unlocking the body’s performance potential and reduce the chance of injury. In this blog ..read more
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Considering Medication for Obesity? Here's What You Need to Know
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by Nicole Golden
6M ago
Embarking on a journey to address obesity through medication is a significant decision that requires careful consideration. In this exploration, we delve into the key aspects of using medication, specifically focusing on Semaglutide, as a potential tool in the battle against obesity. From safety concerns to effectiveness and beyond, let's navigate the landscape of medication for obesity to equip you with the essential knowledge needed for an informed decision ..read more
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Sipping with Intention: The Mindful Drinking Guide
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by Derek Brown
6M ago
There are a lot of phrases to describe the way we drink or don’t drink alcohol. In fact, it seems as though we’re creating new phrases all the time. I’m sure you’ve heard of “sober curious” or maybe even “sober-ish,” but what about “tempo drinking” or “flex drinking”? The latter are terms to describe switching between alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks during different intervals during the week or even switching back and forth within a single night. There are also entire holidays dedicated to not drinking alcohol––Dry January, Sober October, and Dry July. During these months people give up or ..read more
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