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Fitness Articles

Fitness Wellness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States; only lung cancer is more deadly. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a month dedicated to educating women about the importance of the early detection of breast cancer.

September - National Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, a good time to have your blood cholesterol checked and to take steps to lower high cholesterol. It is also a good time to learn about lipid profiles and food and lifestyle choices that can help you reach personal cholesterol goals.

Motivate Your Metabolism With Muscle

Obesity in America has now reached epidemic proportions according to medical professionals. Researchers at the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia report that 56% of Americans are overweight. This trend in obesity rates has been steadily increasing over the last two decades and is predicted to continue.

September is Healthy Aging Month

The current growth in the number and proportion of older adults living in the United States is unprecedented in our nation’s history.

The Mind-Body Connection and Staying Well

More than 50 percent of the American population will die from the choices they made in life. Our lifestyles—food intake, exercise, and how we manage our lives—help determine our cause of death.

Stress Management

Are you stressed? Who isn't? From time to time, we're bound to feel stress from work, family, finances, social situations, or illness.

Foot Health Awareness

Diseases, disorders and disabilities of the foot affect the mobility and quality of life of millions of Americans.

Body Composition

Medical professionals commonly use body composition to assess health and risk of disease. The definition of body composition is the difference between the fat component of your body and the fat free component.

Strength Training for a Healthy Heart

Regular exercise is a critical part of staying healthy. People who are active live longer and feel better. But what form of exercise is best?

Fitness Business

THE Cybex BRAND: Why it Matters

For hotel operators, health club owners, and college Athletic Directors, choosing the right equipment to put in their facility is a big decision. Because guests or clients or students judge exercise facilities by the brand they choose.

Incoming Obama Administration Asks Americans for Ideas on Health Care Reform

A Capitol Report from IHRSA

The Tipping Point

Fitness on the Road and on Vacation

Workplace Fitness

What Businesses are Saying and Doing about Workplace Fitness

Exercise Trends: A View from Product Management

Cybex is uniquely positioned to observe and respond to changes in how people exercise.

Health Club Franchising: A Response to Fitness Industry Growth

Listening to their own unique market segment, industry franchisers respond to an ever more selective customer base.

College & University Fitness Centers: The Center for Recruitment & Retention

Schools increasingly recognize the importance of the campus fitness center as a determining factor in student choice on where to attend and their level of satisfaction once they get there.

Universities Invest for Success

The fitness story of three universities shows that the quality of a fitness center is so important that students will even pay for it! Even though admissions were down, gym membership was up.

Fitness Training

The USMC Combat Fitness Test and the Arc Trainer

Cybex Arc Trainer delivers high intensity training while minimizing joint stresses, recommend for the Marine Corps CFT.

The Cybex Intelligent Suspension System

Runners often complain that using a treadmill is hard on their back and can cause knee injury. Is this true? Or are they using the wrong treadmill?

Protein - The Ultimate Nutrient?

Is the protein component of an athlete’s diet the be all and end all or is it simply a lot of hot air? Although this appears quite a simple question, the protein debate still looms large and is shrouded in controversy.

Federal Government Release Physical Activity Guidelines

A Capitol Report from IHRSA

Strength, Power, and Function in Senior Populations

While seniors, 65 years or older, are commonly retiring to active, rather than inactive lifestyles, there is ample evidence of disability and loss of function in the elderly group, rather than increasing enrollment in recreational activities.

Fitness & Diet

Fruits and Vegetables: More Matters

Eating a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables promotes good health and may help to reduce the risks of stroke, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain cancers.

Salt and Sodium

Salt is a mineral that is composed primarily of sodium and chloride. It is the world’s oldest food additive and has played a key role in food safety and preservation for thousands of years by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms that cause spoilage. Today, refrigeration, modern canning and other food processing techniques have made this once essential preservative role of salt largely superfluous.

Whole Grains

Whole grains are an important part of your diet as they contain many nutrients including carbohydrates, protein, fiber, B-vitamins, antioxidants, vitamin E, and minerals.

The Importance and Benefits of Water

How much water should you drink in a day? There really is no simple answer. Conventional wisdom suggests that we drink eight (8) eight-ounce glasses per day. Some research, however, suggests that this may be more than we actually need.

The Importance of Healthy Eating

A healthy eating pattern is fundamental to the maintenance of good health and wellbeing. A healthy diet is one of the most important ways you can maintain an active lifestyle and protect against health problems.