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Fitness Tip of the Day!
Determining Resting Heart Rate
The best time of day to measure your resting heart rate is right after you wake up (preferably without an alarm clock or the dog jumping on you!), and, before you even sit up in bed.












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Mobile App

Our innovative and award-winning app "Exercise Calorie Converter" converts the calories in restaurant foods and beverages into minutes of exercise.

This update -- Version 3.0 -- offers more restaurants, over 5000 foods and beverages, a Quick-Check tool for foods not in the database, and some cool sharing functions.

MAKE SMARTER CHOICES WHEN YOU DINE OUT!





Today's Featured Topics



Balance: An Overlooked Element of Fitness?
Some may not equate balance with fitness, however balance is an important goal of an exercise plan, especially for older clients. Falls are the #1 cause of hip fracture in the elderly; balance training can help to prevent falls. Read more about it in: "Balance: An Overlooked Element of Fitness?"

Interval Training
Interval training is how serious athletes improve their aerobic conditioning. But, new research is showing how short bursts of higher-intensity aerobic exercise can be an effective strategy for improving your fitness without logging hours and hours of training. It also minimizes wear and tear on your body. Read more about it in: "Interval Training"

Pedometers
Walking is a great form of exercise for almost everyone. While it won't prepare you to compete in a triathlon or tennis tournament, it certainly will help you lose weight, and lower your risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The current recommendation is 10,000 steps per day. To keep track, you're going to need a good pedometer. Learn more at: "Pedometers"


Exercise Books and Videos



TITLE:  "Complete Guide to Fitness & Health, 1st ed."
AUTHOR:  Bushman B, ed.
LENGTH:  396 pages
LIST PRICE:  $21.95

If you are looking for one resource that provides solid (evidence-based) guidelines for optimum exercise, fitness, and nutrition, then this book from ACSM is for you! It is thorough, yet easy to read. And it is loaded with photos of real people demonstrating a variety of exercises. Read our review...





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