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The team of personal training and fitness professionals at TRAINFITNESS post regular articles with news and updates about the fitness industry. Our news and articles offer a great resource for all fitness professionals, from Personal Trainers, Group Exercise Instructors, Pilates and Yoga Teachers, or anyone interested in teaching any aspect of fitness.

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Dietary Patterns & Brain Health
15 May, 2024 • Nutrition /

Dietary Patterns & Brain Health

The emerging research linking dietary patterns with brain health offers valuable insights for fitness professionals focusing on nutrition. A recent study, detailed in a comprehensive analysis of food-liking data from the UK Biobank, highlights how diet influences various aspects of brain function, including cognitive abilities and mental wellbeing. Coupled with…

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Optimal Nutrition for Athletes
8 May, 2024 • Nutrition /

Optimal Nutrition for Athletes

Optimal Nutrition for Athletes The recent narrative review on athletes’ nutritional demands provides an in-depth exploration of the various nutritional strategies that can significantly impact an athlete’s performance, recovery, and overall wellbeing. Authored by Adam Amawi and colleagues, the study was published in Frontiers in Nutrition and highlights the crucial…

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Diet & Exercise in Post-Menopause
25 Apr, 2024 • Nutrition /

Nutrition and Hydration for Enhanced Exercise Performance

In the quest for optimal performance and recovery in physical activities, the significance of proper nutrition and hydration cannot be overstated. The comprehensive study “Hydration, Hyperthermia, Glycogen, and Recovery: Crucial Factors in Exercise Performance—A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis“ by O López-Torres, C Rodríguez-Longobardo, et al., published in 2023, serves as…

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Nutrition, Anxiety and Hormones
27 Mar, 2024 • Nutrition /

Nutrition, Anxiety and Hormones

The modern fitness industry is evolving to encompass not only physical health but also mental wellbeing and nutritional guidance. A pivotal study titled “Nutrition, anxiety and hormones. Why sex differences matter in the link between obesity and behaviour“, published in 2022 in Physiology & Behaviour, offers invaluable insights into this…

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Rethinking Fat’s Essential Role in a Healthy Diet
22 Mar, 2024 • Nutrition /

Rethinking Fat’s Essential Role in a Healthy Diet

Rethinking Fat’s Essential Role in a Healthy Diet For years, the narrative surrounding dietary fat has largely been negative, with fats demonised as the culprit behind weight gain, heart disease, and various health woes. This perspective led to the rise of low-fat diets, with many shunning fats in pursuit of…

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Understanding Electrolytes
22 Mar, 2024 • Nutrition /

Understanding Electrolytes

Electrolytes are essential minerals found in your blood, sweat, and urine that carry an electric charge. They are crucial for numerous bodily functions, including muscle contractions and nerve signalling, making them particularly important for athletes and fitness enthusiasts. However, not all electrolytes are created equal, and understanding their differences, pros,…

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Protein Requirements for Women in Strength Training
8 Mar, 2024 • Nutrition /

Protein Requirements for Women in Strength Training

Protein Requirements for Women in Strength Training As fitness professionals, understanding the nutritional needs of your clients is crucial in guiding them towards achieving their strength and conditioning goals. Recent research underscores the importance of protein intake for women engaged in strength training, revealing nuanced insights that can significantly impact…

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The Impact of the Ketogenic Diet on Weight Loss and Diabetes Control
1 Mar, 2024 • Nutrition /

The Impact of the Ketogenic Diet on Weight Loss and Diabetes Control

In the quest for effective dietary strategies for weight management and diabetes control, the ketogenic diet has emerged as a compelling approach. A recent meta-analysis conducted by Chong Zhou, Meng-die Wang, Jiling Liang, Guomin He, and Ning Chen, published on August 1, 2022, in the International Journal of Environmental Research…

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Empowering Adolescent Clients
23 Feb, 2024 • Nutrition /

Empowering Adolescent Clients

In the realm of adolescent health and fitness, understanding the pivotal role of dietary habits alongside physical activity is crucial. The study “The Quality of Breakfast and Healthy Diet in School-aged Adolescents and Their Association with BMI, Weight Loss Diets, and the Practice of Physical Activity” sheds light on the…

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Tailoring Weight Loss Programmes for Clients with Obesity
23 Feb, 2024 • Nutrition /

Tailoring Weight Loss Programmes for Clients with Obesity

Obesity is a growing concern worldwide, with significant implications for health and wellbeing. Fitness professionals play a crucial role in supporting clients on their weight loss journey, particularly those with morbid obesity and at high risk of developing diabetes. A recent study sheds light on the effectiveness of different dietary…

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