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JAN 2017

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Revive Revive Health Trends for 2017: Wearable technology, body weight training, HIIT and more For the last 11 years, the editors of ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal ® have circulated an electronic survey to thousands of professionals around the world to determine health and fitness trends. Topping the list for 2017 is wearable technology, which includes activity trackers, smart watches, heart rate monitors, GPS tracking devices and smart eye glasses (designed to show maps and track activity). Next up is body weight training. While people have long used their own body weight as a form of resistance training, it is especially popular now in gyms and for people who want to inexpensively exercise on their own. Typical body weight training programs use minimal equipment. HIIT is third on the list. Otherwise known as high-intensity interval training, HIIT typically involves short bursts of high-intensity exercise followed by a short period of rest or recovery and usually takes less than 30 minutes to perform. Educated, certified and experienced fitness professionals are still trending. The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of fitness trainers and instructors will grow 8% by 2024. Strength training remains popular. In today's gyms, men and women of all ages use weight training to improve or maintain strength. In this special health, wellness, nutrition and fitness section, local medical experts discuss emerging trends in our city. Drs. Vince Lusco and John Olsofka are using Orbera Intragastric Balloon for patients seeking a safe and less invasive option to lose thirty to sixty pounds in a six month period. Baptist Health Weight Loss is using this new procedure as well and John S. Oldham, M.D., medical director, explains the procedure is performed endoscopically, so there's no surgery or incisions. Folks burdened by chronic pain are exploring promising treatment options like spinal cord stimulation with Dr. Ajith Nair, M.D. Dental SurgiCenter of Louisville recently opened as our city's first-of-its-kind, state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical facility bringing a brand new concept in oral and maxillofacial surgery to Kentuckiana. Parsley Waldman Hair Center is offering non-surgical options for both men and women, including PRP-ACell Treatment and Scalp Micropigmentation. Advanced ENT & Allergy in Louisville is one of only a few national sites participating in a THN Sleep Therapy™ study evaluating an implanted device designed to reduce or eliminate sleep apnea episodes. Over the last three years, Medical Weight Loss @ The Village clients have lost on average 8.7 lbs of body fat (not just weight) in the first month. After the first month, patients average 5.2 lbs of body fat lost per month of treatment. This section will even help you determine if you need new running/walking shoes with advice from Ken Combs Running Store. Take charge of your healthcare. Whether you join the wearable technology crowd or decide to learn more about body weight training or HIIT, commit to making 2017 your healthiest year yet! Special Advertising Section

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