Nutrition/Weight Loss http://clubindustry.com/taxonomy/term/21271/more en Trainers and Dietitians Use Food-Tracking Apps to Help Clients with Weight-Loss Efforts http://clubindustry.com/nutrition/trainers-and-dietitians-use-food-tracking-apps-help-clients-weight-loss-efforts <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Protzman Howlett, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The buzzword &quot;mindfulness&quot; is often associated with stepping away from technology, not toward it. But health club dieticians and personal trainers say clients who use a smartphone app to track calories, exercise&mdash;even carbs and sugar&mdash;are doing a great thing by being mindful of their health.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/nutrition/trainers-and-dietitians-use-food-tracking-apps-help-clients-weight-loss-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/nutrition/trainers-and-dietitians-use-food-tracking-apps-help-clients-weight-loss-efforts#comments Nutrition Nutrition/Weight Loss Freemium Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:09:00 +0000 37631 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Various mobile apps allow clients to tracktheir food intake, which can help with weight loss. <em>Image from My Fitness Pal website.&nbsp;</em></p> Panel Issues Recommendations on 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans http://clubindustry.com/studies/panel-issues-recommendations-2015-dietary-guidelines-americans <div class="field-byline"> Mike Kennedy, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An advisory committee issued a 571-page report to the federal government that says Americans need to increase physical activity and reduce consumption of salt and saturated fat.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/studies/panel-issues-recommendations-2015-dietary-guidelines-americans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/studies/panel-issues-recommendations-2015-dietary-guidelines-americans#comments News Nutrition Studies Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:57:00 +0000 37501 at http://clubindustry.com <p>The government is asking for public comment on new dietary and physical activity recommendations released by an advisory committee. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> Five Common Diets Your Members May Be Following http://clubindustry.com/nutrition/five-common-diets-your-members-may-be-following <div class="node-body gallery-body">People face a new diet fad on a regular basis, and fitness professionals need to be aware of these diets so they can better serve their members and clients.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/nutrition/five-common-diets-your-members-may-be-following" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/nutrition/five-common-diets-your-members-may-be-following#comments Nutrition Nutrition/Weight Loss Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:00:00 +0000 36431 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Photo by Thinkstock.</p> Inactive People Could Cut Their Mortality Rate by Up to 30 Percent with Just a Brisk Walk http://clubindustry.com/studies/inactive-people-could-cut-their-mortality-rate-30-percent-just-brisk-walk <div class="node-body article-body">Inactive people could cut their risks of premature death by up to 30 percent by adding as little as a brisk 20-minute walk to their daily lives, according to a recent study from Cambridge University. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/studies/inactive-people-could-cut-their-mortality-rate-30-percent-just-brisk-walk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/studies/inactive-people-could-cut-their-mortality-rate-30-percent-just-brisk-walk#comments Nutrition/Weight Loss Studies Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:26:00 +0000 36131 at http://clubindustry.com <p>The risk of premature death can decrease for inactive people who add a brisk 20-minute walk to their daily routines, according to a recent study. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.&nbsp;</em></p> The 15 Top Nutrition Trends to Watch for in 2015 http://clubindustry.com/nutritionweight-loss/15-top-nutrition-trends-watch-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The top nutrition trends in 2015 may sound a little "nutty" to some. 2014 superfoods kale and coconut will continue to be popular in 2015, but the top superfoods in 2015 will be seeds and nuts, according to the annual "What's Trending in Nutrition" survey. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/nutritionweight-loss/15-top-nutrition-trends-watch-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/nutritionweight-loss/15-top-nutrition-trends-watch-2015#comments Nutrition Nutrition/Weight Loss Studies Studies Sun, 04 Jan 2015 14:00:00 +0000 35491 at http://clubindustry.com Health Clubs Partner with Bariatric Groups to Improve Patient Health and Bring in New Members http://clubindustry.com/weight-loss-programming/health-clubs-partner-bariatric-groups-improve-patient-health-and-bring-new-m <div class="field-byline"> Ann Muder, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Health clubs can reach out to physicians and give them a place to refer their surgical patients, who may not have set foot in a club before.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/weight-loss-programming/health-clubs-partner-bariatric-groups-improve-patient-health-and-bring-new-m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/weight-loss-programming/health-clubs-partner-bariatric-groups-improve-patient-health-and-bring-new-m#comments Weight Loss Programming Freemium Mon, 15 Dec 2014 01:07:00 +0000 34941 at http://clubindustry.com <p>At Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club, after bariatric patients are cleared to exercise, they are given a punch card for 10 visits to try the facility. The club also waives the enrollment fee for patients if they decide to join afterwards. <em>Photo courtesy of Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club.</em></p> The Financial Case for Embracing Registered Dietitians in the Fitness Industry http://clubindustry.com/nutrition/financial-case-embracing-registered-dietitians-fitness-industry <div class="field-byline"> Ann Muder, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Whether they are hired full-time or part-time, or just consulted as needed, registered dietitians can help provide your club's members with the information they need to meet their nutrition and wellness goals, which translates to better retention and greater revenue.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/nutrition/financial-case-embracing-registered-dietitians-fitness-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/nutrition/financial-case-embracing-registered-dietitians-fitness-industry#comments Nutrition Nutrition/Weight Loss Freemium Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:52:00 +0000 34491 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Building a relationship with a registered dietitian can benefit your club, even if you do not bring the dietitian on staff. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> Diabetes Programs Provide Needed Help for Communities http://clubindustry.com/nutrition/diabetes-programs-provide-needed-help-communities <div class="field-byline"> Ann Muder, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many fitness facility operators are offering diabetes prevention and management programs not only to help those who are at-risk for diabetes but also to attract new members.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/nutrition/diabetes-programs-provide-needed-help-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/nutrition/diabetes-programs-provide-needed-help-communities#comments Nutrition Freemium Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:21:00 +0000 32631 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Beyond the benefits to diabetics, programs directed to this market have the potential to bring in additional revenue and members for club operators and raise the profile of the facility as a business interested in keeping the community healthy. <em>Photo by Thinkstock</em>.</p> Make Sure Your Smoothie Bar Is Stocked for Success http://clubindustry.com/nutrition/make-sure-your-smoothie-bar-stocked-success <div class="field-byline"> Ann Muder, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Having a smoothie or juice bar at your fitness facility allows members to refuel and rehydrate before getting back to their busy lives. But how do you make sure you are stocking the right products that make the most sense for their healthy lifestyle? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/nutrition/make-sure-your-smoothie-bar-stocked-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/nutrition/make-sure-your-smoothie-bar-stocked-success#comments Nutrition Freemium Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:16:00 +0000 31541 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Often, the mainstream member is looking for something in their club&#39;s juice bar that&#39;s not only good for them but tastes good, too.<em> Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> How to Talk to Members about Diet Fads http://clubindustry.com/nutritionweight-loss/how-talk-members-about-diet-fads <div class="field-byline"> Ann Muder, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With an increasing amount of information on diet fads, many members are looking to their health clubs' staff, including trainers, to get advice about which trends are effective and which are not.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/nutritionweight-loss/how-talk-members-about-diet-fads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/nutritionweight-loss/how-talk-members-about-diet-fads#comments Nutrition/Weight Loss Weight Loss Programming Freemium Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:47:00 +0000 30731 at http://clubindustry.com <p>More than half of the respondents in a Today&#39;s Dietitian survey said that the Paleo diet would be the most popular diet fad for 2014. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p>