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Exercise for Metabolic Syndrome
Aerobic exercise 3 times/week for 8 months improved metabolic syndrome parameters whereas resistance exercise did not. (source: Am J Cardiol 9/15/11)

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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.

Version 3.0 -- released in Spring 2017 -- offers more restaurants, over 6000 foods and beverages, a Quick-Check tool for foods not in the database, and some cool sharing functions. (NOTE: Version 3.3 was released February 2018.)


Today's Featured Topics

Exercise For Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic Syndrome is a serious health condition that you don't hear much about. Regular exercise can prevent and reverse this condition. Read more...

The Power of Suggestion
You're too smart to fall for the claims made in infomercials, right? What about marketing claims for dietary supplements? Even highly-educated people can be fooled quite easily by their own beliefs and expectations. This affects what they think about the effectiveness of a product. Read more about this important topic in: "Don't Underestimate the Power of Suggestion"

Do You Drink Enough Fluids Each Day?
Most people -- adults and children alike -- don't drink enough fluids. Everyone has heard of the "8 glasses of water a day" rule, but, surprisingly, that guideline was never based on scientific evidence. In February 2004, the Institute of Medicine published guidelines on this important topic. The recommendations will surprise you. Read about it in: "Nutrition Basics: Fluid Requirements for Healthy Adults"

Exercise Books and Videos

TITLE:  "Complete Guide to Fitness & Health, 1st ed."
AUTHOR:  Bushman B, et al.
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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