Brad Cooper

What is a Health Coach?

What is a health coach? Is it a real career? Is it the same as a personal trainer? A nutritionist? Can anyone just call themselves a health coach or is there some specific credential involved? Where do they work? Any tips or secrets to getting started? These are all common questions we hear from people …

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How to Start an Employee Wellness Program

  Do wellness programs work? While 80 percent of large employers offer some form of wellness program, many also question whether they’re seeing a positive Return on Investment, or ROI. Further, two recent studies out of Harvard University and the University of Illinois ask similar questions while others demonstrated the exact opposite. What’s going on? …

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How to Get Started as a Health Coach

  Have you been considering pursuing a career in the growing world of health & wellness coaching? Or maybe you have a career in a related field such as physical therapy, counseling or other areas and you’d like to integrate health & wellness coaching into your practice. Or… perhaps health & wellness has become an …

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Coaching in an Employee Wellness Program

Have you ever considered focusing your health and wellness coaching practice in an employer setting, as part of a company-wide employee wellness program? These programs have become popular with employers as ways to improve employee retention and insurance premiums, but they’re also good avenues for getting some good coaching experience in. A simple Google search …

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What It’s Really Like to Be a Health & Wellness Coach

Maybe you’ve been thinking about becoming a health and wellness coach but haven’t jumped in because you’re not exactly sure what it’s like. Or, maybe you’ve already dipped your toes in the water and started practicing but have either stagnated or lost focus. Either way, you’re probably wondering what it’s really like to be a …

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Catalyst - Health, Wellness & Performance Podcast

How Physical Activity Influences Lifespan – Dr. Trine Muholdt

Video interview: https://youtu.be/qVi1kHks1B8 Does physical activity influence our lifespan? Does consistent exercise extend our lives? There’s an ongoing debate about physical activity and whether it’s REALLY important or whether the priority is our nutritional choices and the activity is a nice bonus. That’s where Dr. Trine Moholdt, a research scientist and physiotherapist out of Norway …

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