Horrible fitness advice: “If I can do it, you can do it.”

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“If I can do it, you can do it.” You’ve heard that fitness advice. Maybe you’ve even said the words yourself. (Sheepishly raises hand.) And it’s time for this cliché to end.

Especially when it comes to fitness, nutrition, and health. Because most of the time: It’s not true.  Just because you can do something doesn’t mean someone else can do it. More importantly, this phrase backfires, making people feel worse than before. Here’s why, and the fitness advice you might want to offer instead.

Do you have SMART fitness goals?

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Setting goals in life is important.
 
When it comes to fitness, it can be said that goals determine your success.
 
SMART goals have nothing to do with intelligence. They have emerged through behavioral psychology and intend to be useful and effective in order to “push” you to achieve them.
 
What do SMART goals mean?
 
  • Specific
  • Measurable

6 Tips to Keep Health & Fitness Goals at the Top of Mind When Returning Back to Work

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Many organizations have started asking their employees to return to work onsite after they had been working remotely during the last year and a half due to the pandemic. While very few companies have transitioned to a full-remote work model, most of the companies are expecting employees to return onsite either to the pre-pandemic work schedule or to a more flexible hybrid-work model where employees can work onsite anywhere between 1-3 days per week.
 

New Fitness Qualification System approved in France

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With the recent approval of the French Ministry of Sport a new Professional Qualification Certificate (CQP) for Fitness Instructor has been developed that will open new opportunities for the training and qualification of fitness professionals.

The design of the CQP is based on EuropeActive standards and has been proposed by a consortium including France Active, Planet Fitness and the sport employers’ organisation COSMOS. The CQP can be considered to be a sector-led initiative that should become an alternative to the current brevet d’état system.