Once well-established, such disorders can seriously harm the victims’ health, and in extreme cases may be fatal. Since eating disorders are difficult to treat, researchers look for clues to help predict which girls are most likely to develop them.
New findings reveal another reason why health clubs need to reach out to the sedentary population: The national rate of physician counseling about exercise is low. The study, which was published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (Oct. 27, 1999), found that the rate of physician exercise counseling is only 34 percent among patients who saw a physician in the previous year. Continue reading “Physician Counseling About Exercise Low”
British researchers have found that cigarette smoking does not offer protection against dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
This finding, published in the April 22 issue of the British Medical Journal, contradicts reports from a handful of earlier studies.
The medical fitness market is one of the most important segments of the health/fitness industry. Hospital fitness centers attract many of the populations — older adults, the obese, rehab patients — that for various reasons opt not to frequent commercial fitness centers. Continue reading “The Medical Fitness Frontier”
Most clubs will be eligible to borrow based on their underlying assets: real estate or leasehold improvements, furniture/fixtures/equipment and the business value. Continue reading “Asset Based Lending vs. Cash Flow Debt”
Your fat grams averaged 45 this week, double last week’s total. That is assuming you were able to estimate those high-fat dishes accurately. Mom’s home cooking is hard to resist, and it tastes so good because of the delcious fat content. Of course, food is an offering of love, so how can you say no! Sometimes just seeing how quickly the calories and fat add up is a reality check. No need to be embarrassed — everyone should have the luxury of mom’s homecooking now and then. Continue reading “David’s Journal Week Eight. Part 2”
Well, this week had its ups and downs. I didn’t lose any weight, which isn’t surprising, considering what I ate over the weekend while I was visiting my parents. Home cooking is hard to resist, but I didn’t gain any weight, which did surprise me. I guess the exercise helped to burn off some of the excess calories.
When you offer each type of class can be just as important as what you offer. After all, you may have a great group strength class, but it might not be well-attended if you offer it at 10 a.m. Continue reading “Schedule”
LifeQuest educates its members as it encourages them to reach their fitness goals. The club conducts a series of workshops and seminars designed to inspire an appreciation for the benefits of exercise and a health-conscious lifestyle.
The program is broken down into several sessions, the first of which covers the categories of exercise, and why each is vital to the fitness process. A discussion on aerobic and anaerobic exercise is next, followed by a seminar on flexibility. The last portion of the program addresses the significance of diet and nutrition. Continue reading “Special Tutoring”
Don’t worry if you have never heard of Finasteride. It is sold under a variety of brand names, such as Propecia, Proscar, Finpecia, Fincar and Finax. In a nutshell, this chemical is a synthetic antiandrogen that behaves as an inhibitor type II 5-alpha reductase. Continue reading “At Last: An Explanation of Finasteride”