Coaching Research

Nutrition or Health Coach Certification?

Are you debating whether it would be better for you to pursue a nutrition certification or a health & wellness coach certification? Which would provide more benefit as you move forward in your career? Or maybe you’re simply wanting to understand the key differences between the two options? These are all very common questions and …

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How to Choose Best Coach for You (or Best Coaching for Organization)

https://youtu.be/gcqmz1xKy7E It seems everyone is marketing themselves as a coach these days. So how in the world are you supposed to know what to look for in a coach when you’re ready to make the most of your life or perhaps help a family member or friend do so in their own life? We’ll talk …

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What is a Health Coach?

Learn more about the work of health coaches and wellness coaches   What is a health coach or wellness coach? Based on the NBHWC, the organization that oversees the national board exam for our profession, the definition is as follows: “Health and Wellness Coaches partner with clients seeking self-directed, lasting changes aligned with their values, …

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Choosing the Best Coach Certification

Choosing the Best Coaching Certification

What to look for in a health & wellness coaching certification https://youtu.be/kqtJ5q1o0FA You’ve decided to pursue a career as a health & wellness coach. You love the idea of pursuing a career that is built around one of the biggest passions in your life. You’re encouraged by the way the industry has changed for the …

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The Athlete’s Heart Risks: Fact or Fiction?

Your clients may be wondering: is it possible to damage our hearts through exercise? There have been many headlines over the years about the supposed dangers of endurance sports. Stories of marathon runners dropping dead…professional athletes falling down with a heart attack in the middle of practice.  We’ve been taught throughout our lives to believe …

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Coaching Research Minute – SWB and Our Physiology

Does an individual’s Subjective Well-being (SWB) impact their physiological functioning? This research study by Lauren Kuykendall and Louis Tay demonstrates a clear linkage between the two in the context of work. As a Certified Wellness Coach, you’ll certainly be integrated discussions about work and careers with your clients. Whether you’re officially involved in providing an actual …

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Coaching Research Minute – Aging and Fitness

Is it important to “take it easy” as we get older? Are older runners/cyclists/swimmers destined for a rapid decline in performance as they age? As someone who’s been through a wellness coach certification, should you count on a big physical slide among your 40 or 50+ clients? Granted – things change as we age. Recovery …

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Coaching Research Minute – Presenteeism

Are you familiar with Presenteeism? It occurs when someone is “at work” but not really contributing significantly (sitting in the seat but not getting much done). Here’s the abstract to a study identifying some of the key factors tied to high (which is bad) presenteeism:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22856386 When you dig in further to the study, you’ll …

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