10 Tips for Building a Successful Nutrition Consulting Business

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Feb 15, 2017 8:00 AM

Specializing in nutrition consulting as a career can be hugely rewarding, and many professionals find that they can mix financial success with personal satisfaction. Helping people refine or overhaul their eating habits has a significant impact that goes beyond simple meal plans—as a nutrition counselor, you have the ability to change lives.

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5 Fitness Jobs You Can Pursue with a Certificate

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Feb 14, 2017 8:00 AM

Have you always been passionate about a career in fitness but uncertain of how you could pursue it?

Whether you recently received a health-related degree, official certification, or you don't see a future at your current job; taking the proactive next step is essential to planning your career in fitness. One of the most desirable things about a career in fitness is the endless amount of opportunities. 

In this post, we will share five fitness jobs you can obtain with your certification:

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How to Start Your Career in Youth Nutrition

By Mark J. Occhipinti, Ph.D. | Feb 8, 2017 8:00 AM

Childhood nutrition has always been important, but in an age of fast food, obesity, malnutrition, and changing disease patterns, it’s more crucial than ever to make sure that kids and teens stay on track with healthy eating.

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The Top 4 Nutrition and Fitness Certification Review Sites

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Jan 25, 2017 8:00 AM

When you’re ready to take the next step in your nutrition or fitness career, most likely that will involve some advanced education through a certification program. But how can you discover which one might be right for you?

Fortunately, you’re not the first one to ask this question. That inquiry has prompted the creation of some robust certification review sites that can help you make some crucial program comparisons. Check these out:

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7 Pinterest Accounts to Motivate Your Nutrition Consulting Clients

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Jan 18, 2017 8:01 AM

Ask any recipe-hunting person in the kitchen trying to make a healthy meal, and they’re not going to be sifting through old-school cookbooks. These days people take selfies with their food, post pics of every meal, and even share videos with cooking tips, recipes, and how-to demonstrations. It’s exciting and engaging. And that’s what you want when you’re running a nutrition consulting business to help people dial in their diet.

There’s more than one online resource to point your clients to for healthy food ideas, keep them motivated, and avoid reverting to their old ways. But one of the best places to find healthy and tasty recipes, dieting strategies, and mouthfuls of motivation is Pinterest.

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4 Benefits of Sitting on a Stability Ball at Work

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Jan 17, 2017 8:00 AM

Normal office chairs are notorious for negatively impacting your posture, especially if you are sitting in them improperly. Slouching in your chair may also lead to a decrease in your core strength. The solution? It may be replacing your office chair for a stability ball.

On a stability ball, you spend your time actively balancing, so your body automatically forms a more correct posture. This can alleviate any back or core strain that you may have previously experienced sitting in a chair.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Personal Training Clients Motivated in the New Year

By John D. Binford, B.S. | Jan 11, 2017 8:00 AM

When the calendar flips from December to January, it’s tough to resist the feeling of a fresh start. That’s why so many people make New Year’s resolutions and have high hopes of keeping them until the following year.

But, according to one research report, only 8 percent of those people will reach that goal. Ouch.

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Shoulder Injuries: Pain, Diagnosis & Exercise Rehabilitation

By Mark Occhipinti, Ph.D. | Jan 10, 2017 8:00 AM

Over 1 million shoulder injuries are reported each year and occur primarily in a gym setting. Learn how you can prevent shoulder injuries from happening to you:

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Sports Nutritionist Salary: What Is Your Earning Potential?

By John D. Binford, B.S. | Jan 4, 2017 8:00 AM

Develop a nutrition plan for college-level athletes to dominate the competition, build muscle strength and endurance, and recover faster. Give a presentation about food as fuel to a group of coaches at a conference. Write a book to show parents how to serve up healthy snacks to keep their athletes in training ready for the game. Create a customized nutrition plan to help someone run a marathon, conquer a century-ride. Or help active, sports-minded people figure out a nutrition plan that fits their busy schedule.

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7 Ways To Have A Healthy Relationship With Food in 2017

By Evelyn Kail | Jan 3, 2017 2:05 PM


When it comes to leading a healthy life, the quality of what we eat is all that matters. Your food determines not just your health but your mood as well. Your ability to stay focused and be more productive largely depend on what you eat.

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