Article - Self Management

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02 Aug 2017
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With all the hype and media attention given to high-intensity interval training (HIIT) over the past few years, you’d think everyone was doing it—and maybe they are. If they’re not, they may not be doing anything, believing if they’re not killing themselves during a workout, they’re not really gaining any benefits.

“Unfortunately, as can frequently happen in the fitness industry, the research tends to be oversimplified or misrepresented by the consumer media, leaving...

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31 Jul 2017
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Preventive personalised digital health “doctor" iamYiam has joined EuropeActive/EREPS as a new member. This company combines big health data, academic research, algorithms and your own proteins to be able to tell you exactly "who you are". How does it work? What information do you receive and is it helpful? Let's dive into the matter.

Proteins are the second largest constituent of the human body after water and play...

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17 Jul 2017
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From corporate boardrooms and the pages of Forbes, to coworking spaces and community meet-ups, there’s a movement taking place all over the world and it’s shaping the way brands and businesses operate across all industries, including within fitness and wellness. The term social good, which generally refers to an action that benefits society, has become a central topic of conversation in the business world, and with plenty of good reason.

While words like...

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12 May 2017
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It used to be a good idea to go “all in” with social media, meaning you employed every available channel to market your fitness business, taking advantage of each platform’s unique features. Now social media is moving so quickly that it’s less feasible for most health and fitness professionals to keep up. Even within one platform, like Facebook, the possibilities for what to post are beginning to exceed what many people have time for: In addition to the usual Facebook posts (links,...

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23 Mar 2017
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When you step in front of a group to teach a fitness class, do you present yourself in exactly the same way you would at home with just your family around? Or do you play up certain aspects of your personality to create a public identity or instructor persona? Trying out a persona doesn’t have to be about cloaking yourself behind a façade (although that’s one definition). Merriam-Webster defines the word as “the personality that a person projects in public.” So what’s your most...

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13 Feb 2017
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As a health and fitness professional, you probably do all you can to help your clients escape the pain and setbacks associated with chronic overuse injury. You tell them not to aggravate aching joints. You plan their programs to include adequate recovery. And when injury occurs, you encourage them to seek treatment sooner rather than later.

But how closely do you heed your own advice? More than a few personal trainers and group fitness instructors have found...

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