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Functional Training for All Ages

The information in this course is from the eLearning continuing education course: Functional Training for All Ages by Sandy Stoub MS.  See the full course to learn more information about the components and importance of functional training.  Videos and interactive …
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Why is Breakfast Really That Important?

Compiled by June M Chewning Brain health is directly related to blood sugar levels (glucose homeostasis) in the body. The information in this article is taken from the American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists (AASDN) continuing education course “The …
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What You Need to Know About Working as an Independent Fitness Contractor

Reprinted with Permission from FLS Partner World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S)  www.witseducation.com Written by Michelle Matte Helping people reach their fitness goals can be gratifying and rewarding, but if your fitness job doesn’t pay the bills, you may find yourself looking …
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Cardiac Rehabilitation and Return to Unsupervised Exercise

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically based, professionally supervised program that assists people in recovering from heart attacks, heart surgeries, and other coronary interventions such as PTCA (angioplasty) and stenting. Cardiac rehab intervention, most often prescribed by doctor referral, has been …
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The Development of Atherosclerosis Leading to Heart Disease

Inflammation and irritation of the coronary (heart) artery inner lining can be caused by years of smoking and uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes. These inflamed areas can start to collect cholesterol from the blood stream and begin to form plaque. This …
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7 Essential Guidelines for Exercise for Diabetics

There are several precautions a client can take to not only prevent hypoglycemia, but to also have a safe exercise experience. Use these Guidelines to help your client avoid complications during exercise. Inject insulin in a part of the body …
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6 Important Things to Know when Working with Cancer Patients and Survivors

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Today, survival trends are improving, however the number of deaths caused by cancer has increased. More than one-third of yearly cancer deaths are related to diet and physical …
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6 General Recommendations for Working with Clients with Respiratory Conditions

Knowledge of the respiratory system and pulmonary function is fundamental for training the client with chronic conditions known as pulmonary disorders. These disorders are characterized by airflow obstruction, cardiovascular and muscular impairments, abnormalities of gas exchange, and psychological issues including …
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3 Things to Know When Working with Diabetic Clients

Symptoms of Hypoglycemia Prevention of hypoglycemia is important for a safe exercise program for someone who has diabetes. Anyone taking insulin or an oral medication that may cause hypoglycemia should be aware of symptoms and how to manage this situation …
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What is the difference between Pilates and Yoga breathing?

By FLS Authors Naomi Aaronson and Ann Marie Turo As an Occupational Therapist, many patients come to me who are in pain and are suffering from a variety of issues including breast cancer, repetitive stress injuries, musculoskeletal problems, and back pain …
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