Studies http://clubindustry.com/taxonomy/term/7539/more en Top 10 Fittest Metro Areas in America http://clubindustry.com/studies/top-10-fittest-metro-areas-america <div class="node-body gallery-body">Washington, DC, topped the list of the top 10 fittest metro areas in America, released by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and funded by The Anthem Foundation.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/studies/top-10-fittest-metro-areas-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/studies/top-10-fittest-metro-areas-america#comments Studies Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:00 +0000 40761 at http://clubindustry.com Study: Food Choices, Physical Activity Top America's Weight Management Strategies http://clubindustry.com/studies/study-food-choices-physical-activity-top-americas-weight-management-strategies <div class="node-body article-body">The International Food Information Council Foundation released its 2015 Food & Health Survey, which gave insights into America's diet goals and weight management challenges.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/studies/study-food-choices-physical-activity-top-americas-weight-management-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/studies/study-food-choices-physical-activity-top-americas-weight-management-strategies#comments Nutrition Nutrition/Weight Loss Studies Freemium Tue, 12 May 2015 16:49:00 +0000 40511 at http://clubindustry.com <p>The survey listed exercise as the top activity Americans would spend time on if there were more time available each week, yet there was a gap between that desire and spending money at a fitness facility. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> Study: Bikram Yoga Participants at Higher Risk for Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke http://clubindustry.com/studies/study-bikram-yoga-participants-higher-risk-heat-exhaustion-heat-stroke <div class="node-body article-body">The study found “alarming” heart rate and core temperature levels among 20 healthy participants following during a recorded Bikram Yoga class. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/studies/study-bikram-yoga-participants-higher-risk-heat-exhaustion-heat-stroke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/studies/study-bikram-yoga-participants-higher-risk-heat-exhaustion-heat-stroke#comments Studies Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:55:00 +0000 39841 at http://clubindustry.com <p>For Bikram&nbsp;Yoga&nbsp;teachers, the study stresses being aware of the signs of heat-related illness and encouraging proper hydration among participants. <em>Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images.&nbsp;</em></p> Club Memberships on the Rise Even As Physical Inactivity Increases http://clubindustry.com/studies/club-memberships-rise-even-physical-inactivity-increases <div class="field-byline"> Eric Stromgren, content producer, Club Industry </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Despite the increase in health club memberships over the past six years, physical inactivity has reached a six-year low with more than 82 million Americans being physically inactive, according to a recent report from the Physical Activity Council.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/studies/club-memberships-rise-even-physical-inactivity-increases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/studies/club-memberships-rise-even-physical-inactivity-increases#comments Studies Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:00 +0000 39781 at http://clubindustry.com PAC Report: American Physical Inactivity Reaches Six-Year High, Club Memberships Increase http://clubindustry.com/studies/pac-report-american-physical-inactivity-reaches-six-year-high-club-memberships-increase <div class="field-byline"> Eric Stromgren, content producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The PAC report showed physical inactivity has reached a six-year high while health club memberships across the country have grown during nearly the same period.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/studies/pac-report-american-physical-inactivity-reaches-six-year-high-club-memberships-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/studies/pac-report-american-physical-inactivity-reaches-six-year-high-club-memberships-increase#comments Corporate Studies Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:08:00 +0000 39691 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Even though inactivity levels are at an all-time high,&nbsp;more than 63 million Americans used a health club in 2014, which is&nbsp;a 2.3 percent increase over the previous year, according to a report from the Physical Activity Council. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.&nbsp;</em></p> Rising Health-Care Costs Fuel Demand for Corporate Wellness Services http://clubindustry.com/studies/rising-health-care-costs-fuel-demand-corporate-wellness-services <div class="field-byline"> Amy Fischbach, contributing news writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More business owners are investing in corporate wellness, a market that continues to show strong growth, according to a recent report. Over the next five years, corporate wellness industry revenue is forecast to grow by 8.4 percent annually.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/studies/rising-health-care-costs-fuel-demand-corporate-wellness-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/studies/rising-health-care-costs-fuel-demand-corporate-wellness-services#comments Corporate For-profits Studies Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 38921 at http://clubindustry.com 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> Smartphones May Be Your Members' Best Workout Buddy http://clubindustry.com/studies/smartphones-may-be-your-members-best-workout-buddy <div class="field-byline"> James Dukart, contributing news writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fitness apps on smartphones may track workouts as well or better than wearable fitness tracking devices, according to a new study.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/studies/smartphones-may-be-your-members-best-workout-buddy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/studies/smartphones-may-be-your-members-best-workout-buddy#comments Studies Freemium Wed, 18 Feb 2015 02:09:00 +0000 37361 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Fitness tracking apps on smartphone may be as accurate as wearable tracking devices, and their convenience may make them more valuable to your members. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> Study Finds Some Activity Trackers Fail to Accurately Measure Movement and Caloric Expenditure http://clubindustry.com/studies/study-finds-some-activity-trackers-fail-accurately-measure-movement-and-caloric-expenditure <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Some activity trackers fail to accurately measure complex movements as well as they do steps taken, and they often do not accurately measure calories burned, according to a study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), San Diego.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/studies/study-finds-some-activity-trackers-fail-accurately-measure-movement-and-caloric-expenditure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/studies/study-finds-some-activity-trackers-fail-accurately-measure-movement-and-caloric-expenditure#comments Studies Freemium Thu, 05 Feb 2015 16:52:00 +0000 36891 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Fitness tracking devices measured steps within 10 percent accuracy, but had a more difficult time accurately measuring more complex moves as well as caloric expenditure, according to a study of five fitness tracking devices. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></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>