• Experts Prescribe Active Rehab for Concussion Patients

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    In October 2015, a grant from the NFL Foundation was given to fund a two-day meeting of the nation’s leading experts in the fields of concussion research, treatment and care. Experts gathered at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to discuss new leads in the active treatment of concussion patients and prepared to share with the nation the agreed-upon best practices. The result was a Statement of Agreement publication in which experts pooled their knowledge and experience regarding the best treatments and therapies for concussion patients.

  • Study: Wearable Health Monitors Unreliable

    by Karen Weintraub October 2016

    Wearable devices may provide interesting information, but the heart-rate data are unreliable and raise doubts about usefulness, a new study shows. The study, by cardiac experts at the Cleveland Clinic, examined four popular devices and found that their heart rate monitors are wrong 10%-20% of the time. That may not matter much for the weekend warriors who just want to check on whether their fitness is improving. But a snapshot heart rate, even if accurate, won't tell them much.

  • Study: Lack of Plus-Size Activewear Can Discourage Women from Exercise

    by Chelsea Bannach October 2016

    Alana Gruss is an active woman. She loves yoga, taking her young children on walks, and hiking. She wants to be fit and set a good example for her family. "It's so important," she said. But for Gruss, who wears plus-size clothing, finding activewear can be a challenge. "I'd say it's discouraging," said Gruss, a Spokane Valley resident.

  • Broncos Coach Kubiak Off After Migraine Diagnosis

    by Arnie Stapleton October 2016

    Joe DeCamillis stepped up to the podium Monday after GM John Elway named him interim head coach and was instantly met with a welcome-to-the-show question: "Who's your quarterback?" The Denver Broncos' 51-year-old special teams coordinator dodged the inquiry, declining to say whether Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch would be under center when the Broncos (4-1) visit the Chargers (1-4) on Thursday night.

  • Study: Exercising While Angry Raises Heart Attack Risk

    by Marilynn Marchione October 2016

    If you're angry or upset, you might want to simmer down before heading out for an intense run or gym workout. A large, international study ties heavy exertion while stressed or mad to a tripled risk of having a heart attack within an hour. Regular exercise is a healthy antidote to stress and can help prevent heart disease - the biggest problem is that too many people get too little of it. But the new research suggests there may be better or worse times to exercise, and that extremes can trigger harm.

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    by AB Editors September 2016

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  • What to Consider When Dispensing Weight-Loss Advice

    by Rob Bishop September 2016

    This article appeared in the October issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Elementary School Starts Walking Program

    by Ben Calwell August 2016

    A long journey begins with the first step, and when Nitro Elementary School students clip on their pedometers during the first week of September, they'll be taking their first steps toward 100 miles. It's part of physical education teacher Jason Ericson's multi-pronged walking program that includes a 100 Mile Club, an after-school walking activity once a week and a once-a-month community walk involving students, their family members or anyone in the community.

  • Opinion: Open School Facilities Lead to Healthier Public

    by Chris Stansbury August 2016

    While many of our communities lack public gyms, private health clubs or even specified walking trails, every community has schools and every school has some level of athletic facilities. Over the years, access to these facilities for unorganized public recreation has been hampered by liability lawsuits and increased regulation.

  • Why Are More Communities Investing in Outdoor Fitness?

    by Emily Attwood August 2016

    This article appeared in the July/August issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.