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As a fitness professional, you undoubtedly know how prevalent mental health issues are, and you may even work with people who have them. However, there’s very little specific information on how to make it better (other than “exercise is good for you”) and any improvements that come are simply a side effect of exercise. But…

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Attractive fit young woman in sports clothing working out while spending time at home

As a fitness professional, you undoubtedly know how prevalent anxiety is. You may know people who are living with anxiety. They may be your colleagues, your clients … heck, you might even have it yourself. Sadly, there’s only little information on fitness-based remedies that deal with anxiety reduction (except “exercise is good for you”). You’d…

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Heart Attack and Exercise

By Igor Klibanov Your client or someone you know had a heart attack. It’s now behind them and they want to get back to their daily life as fast as possible, and prevent that from ever happening again. The good news: they’re alive. The bad news: if they don’t change something about their life, the…

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Hormones, Calories, and Weight Gain

By Igor Klibanov Many women going through menopause wonder, “Why am I gaining body fat if I’m eating the same, and exercising?” They conclude, “It must be my hormones.” And, they are (largely) correct. But how do hormones really affect body fat? Do they slow down metabolism? Do they stimulate appetite? Is there another mechanism?…

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Exercise for Anxiety and Depression

By Igor Klibanov You’re a personal trainer, and you work with clients who have mental health issues (be it anxiety, depression, or something else). You know they’ve gotten better over time, thanks to exercise, but what’s the best form of exercise for different mental health issues, and how does it work? That’s what we’ll talk…

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