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American Diabetes Association® Empowers Youth at Home Nationwide through Project Power

Keeping our young people healthy and active amid coronavirus related closures is essential, and while organizations continue to scramble and pivot, the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) has transformed Project Power virtually. Project Power is a free at-home online experience consisting of fun lessons and physical activity challenges, which encourages children and families to stay healthy together. Nearly 1 in 3 children in the United States are overweight or obese. Through the initiative, the ADA intends to slow the trajectory of childhood obesity by focusing on health promotion, nutrition education, increased physical activity and family involvement to prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes and its complications for youth ages 5-12. The deadline to register is September 10, 2021.

“Adults aren’t the only ones who reap the physical and...

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What Can an Exercise Science Career Look Like?

The field of Exercise Science helps to examine one’s body to adapt to exercises. It deals with facilitating and understanding the relationship between exercise, the body, fitness, health, and nutrition. Individuals in this field take responsibility for ensuring client's safety depending on their ages and skills levels. Exercise Science is also a vertical that you may find in other courses at different educational institutions including:

  • Athletic Training

  • Kinesiology

  • Exercise Physiology

  • Sports Management

  • Nutrition

An Exercise Science degree also emphasizes chemistry, general physics, research, and even general and social psychology.

Future of Exercise Science Jobs

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics mentioned that the primary career under Exercise Science (Exercise Physiologist) is going to keep on growing. It conveys that the employment rate in this...

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HEALTHEFIT is pleased to welcome the University of Richmond as our newest Credentialing Partner. July 1, 2021 marked the first day that the Medical Fitness Practitioner Course will be offered to students through the School of Professional & Continuing Studies at the University of Richmond!

We are excited about this partnership as the value in what this credential brings to the students of the University as upon completion they will have career opportunities supported by physician practices and healthcare. A benefit that was quickly recognized by Mary C. Rayomond, Senior Program Manager through the diligent efforts of Tim Crooks our Director of Higher Education Relations.

We were delighted to learn that after only one month of receiving our proposal, the Associate Dean liked the curriculum and agreed that the University can move forward with next steps. Shortly after sending the details over to their Admin and Finance department, and we heard back from them within two weeks and the rest is history.

This example of a institution of higher learning...

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Defining the Profession

As we seek to develop a clear role within the pathway protocol for the prevention, treatment and management of chronic disease, it’s time we define what is a Medical Fitness Practitioner. In doing so we create a foundation for creating a job description, performance measures, quality assurance and career path for the profession.

As a first step we must collectively recognize Medical Fitness as a service and articulate what it represents. For this service to be classified as medical, it must be relating to the science of medicine or to the treatment of illness and injuries. Next it’s important to note that the definition of fitness is the condition of being physically fit and healthy. Therefore, we can apply deductive reasoning to define Medical Fitness as the application of a medicinal science to produce a condition of health.

Now of course in order to provide Medical Fitness we must identify who is qualified to provide this service in a meaningful context to provide a positive outcome for the patient and value within...

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Reduce your Risk of Contracting the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Influenza Virus (Flu).

So there have been an estimated 29 million flu illnesses, 280,000 hospitalizations and 16,000 deaths due to the influenza virus. As the Coronavirus has now spread to 6 continents, with 60 reported cases in the US, here are a few things you should know to keep you and your loved ones safe.

😷 You can unfortunately still contract the flu virus even if you have been vaccinated.

😷The signs and symptoms of influenza usually start abruptly, including but not limited to: fever, chills, cough, sore throat, body aches, runny/stuffy nose, fatigue, dizziness, and headache.

😷Signs and symptoms of Coronavirus include fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you have been exposed to someone who has coronavirus or have travelled to a Coronavirus area within the past 14 days and have developed symptoms, call your healthcare provider for further instruction. (Do not just show up). If you have emergency symptoms, it is best to be evaluated at the nearest Emergency...

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Workout or Not to Workout? That is the question.

News Flash! The Coronavirus is here in the United States. Not actually breaking news, but as someone who spends 40+ hours in a fitness environment weekly, I know that viruses can spread easily in gyms and health clubs because of shared equipment and skin-to-skin contact. So I wanted to make sure that gym owners and members have a solid plan for slowing down the spread of the coronavirus. Before jumping into a few do’s and don’ts please note that there is a difference between cleaning and disinfecting.

  • Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. Cleaning does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
  • Disinfecting refers to using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.

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Train Hard, Easy Fight. Easy Training, Hard Fight.

As the novel coronavirus has seen a global spread, questions have changed from ‘what is this virus about?’ to ‘how can I keep this virus away from me?’ and it is very understandable why that should be the case.

Everyone is asking questions, putting together facts about the virus and its spread, and somewhat subconsciously looking for information that says they are relatively safer than the next person.

Perhaps the most asked, and answered question so far is who is at risk and who is not. Truth is, we are all at risk of the virus, but then, international and national health organizations have given us information about conditions that constitute high-risk factors for the virus, especially as it concerns dying from the virus.

From statistics gotten from deaths already registered globally, the two major preconditions leading to death were identified as type-2 diabetes and hypertension. This simply means that anyone who already suffers these conditions is at a higher risk of contracting the...

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Making the Essential List

As of this date at least 316 million people in at least 42 states, three counties, 10 cities, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are being urged to stay home. In addition, these same entities have ordered the closure of nonessential businesses amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Did I mention that the government payroll protection program ran out of money.

How can a gym, fitness center, or health club possibly survive during these times with the determination of what’s essential versus nonessential technically left up to cities and states to decide. Yet to the Department of Homeland Security and all locales, there are some businesses that that all have deemed essential. These include:

  • Supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, discount stores, farmers' markets, food banks, healthcare operations, pharmacies, daycare centers, garbage collection, gas stations, auto-repair shops, banks, post offices, shipping businesses, veterinary clinics, pet stores, etc.
  • Businesses...
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  • HEALTH-E-FIT has partnered with LabSavvy to empower individuals with personalized, actionable education of your lab test results so you can ask the right questions, make informed decisions, and receive better care while providing medical fitness practitioners an opportunity to accelerated health outcomes through access to the same data used by physicians to make actionable care plans.
  • What are the Benefits?
  • For Patients:
  • The LabSavvy mobile app will provide you with intelligent, personalized, and curated education, based on your age, sex, health factors, predictive analytics, and customizable interests.
  • Build your own team of clinicians, medical fitness, and nutrition experts. You may also invite your own clinicians and health care professionals to collaborate with your team.
  • Track your health progress over time. LabSavvy’s patent-pending tracking system imports and normalizes your results from multiple labs and our...
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