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Articles: Health

Dec, 3 Kim Lloyd Health

Understanding Depression to Better Support Your Clients

As a private coach, fitness trainer and writer, I realize that depression can be masked. The first time I knew, and I mean knew in my bones that something was really wrong, I was less than half a mile into a run. At the time, I ran 30–50 miles a week. But on that day, […]

How to Talk to a Loved One About Alcohol

Drinking alcohol is common. In the United States, for example, the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reported that more than 86 percent of people 18 and older have drank alcohol at least once in their lifetime, and over 50 percent reported they drank some in the last month [1]. Many people […]

Why Therapy Can Be Beneficial for Everyone

If you’ve ever had an issue, experienced intense feelings, or otherwise felt human at some point in your life, you’ve probably wondered, “Should I go talk to someone?” For many of us, the follow up to that initial thought is something like: “But what would talking to someone actually do?” “How is seeing a therapist […]

What Is Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea? (And How Can It Affect You?)

Exercising everyday? Crushing your macros? Getting compliments on how “great” you look? You are the picture of health, and yet you haven’t had your period in nearly a year. How could this be? You’re doing everything right. You clearly are healthy. Or are you? Too Much of a Good Thing About 3 to 5 percent […]

How Habit-Based Training Can Help You Spend More Time Outdoors

Since I wrote an article for GGS about the benefits of spending more time outdoors, many women have asked the question, “What can I do outside instead of going to the gym?” Today, I want to share my favorite outdoor training tips that can support your fitness goals and expand your movement boundaries with “out […]

The Importance of Community in Fitness

While your fitness pursuits can certainly be a solo affair, there’s one aspect that can be a determining factor when it comes to the consistency with which you move your body, and the longevity of your endeavors: finding a sense of community. Beyond fitness goals, community allows us to find a sense of belonging. It’s […]

How to Support Your Clients to Move From Disordered Eating Toward Lasting Health

As a personal trainer you attract clients of all sizes who are looking to make behavioral and physical changes in the pursuit of health and wellness. And, you’re committed to helping people achieve exactly that, which is why it’s so important to be aware of the warning signs of disordered eating and eating disorders. Relying […]

Signs Your Client May Be Suffering From an Eating Disorder

In my early 20s, I hired my first personal trainer to lose weight. At the time, I was suffering from binge eating disorder, and had been for a period of two years. As I began to lose weight, this binge eating disorder shifted to bulimia. And that first trainer was followed by a handful of […]

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Fitness Space

I can’t recall a moment during my time working in the fitness industry where I didn’t hate myself. It seems ironic when you think about it. Fitness is supposed to be about health and living your best life possible. Why then, do we find ourselves stressed and anxious rather than inspired? When you’re living in […]

Striving for “Perfect Posture?” Choose Movement Variability Instead!

There’s this myth floating around that we’ll damage our spine if our posture is less than perfect. As a physiotherapist, I’d like to challenge that idea. Why? Because our bodies love variability and as it turns out, our spines are part of our body. Have you ever tried to sit in “perfect posture” for more […]

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