6 Rewarding Careers in Health and Wellness You Haven't Heard Of

By Claire Riley, B.S. | Jul 19, 2017 8:00 AM

When talking about a job in health and wellness, people are likely to think of yoga instructors, fitness class leaders, personal trainers, and dieticians. After all, personal trainers like Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper from The Biggest Loser or Chris Powell from Extreme Weight Loss capture the attention of millions of people who tune in to see them help clients make amazing transformations. However, there are many different ways to pursue your passion beyond helping others lose weight. Careers in health and wellness don’t have to be limited to personal training or nutrition services.

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Tips for a Successful Online Holistic Health Coach Business

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Jul 12, 2017 8:00 AM

Becoming a holistic health coach can be a rewarding and satisfying long-term career. Coaching people to achieve higher levels of health brings personal meaning to your work as you apply your research and experiences in nutrition to improve the lives of others.

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The Impact of Nutrition in Women With PCOS

By Miriam Brait | Jul 7, 2017 8:00 AM

If you were recently diagnosed with PCOS, or you want to try a more natural approach to balancing your hormones, there’s some good news for you. A study found a link between nutrition and hormones in women who weren’t medicated during the clinical trial.

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How to Build a Referral Program for Your Nutrition Consulting Business

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Jul 5, 2017 8:00 AM

Having a solid client base is one of the most important aspects of a sustainable business, and being active on social media will only take you so far toward building your consulting practice. That’s where referrals come in.

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5 Tools to Make Your Job as a Certified Personal Trainer Easier

By John D. Binford, B.S. | Jun 28, 2017 8:00 AM

Train clients. Get results. That’s your main objective when you’re a certified personal trainer. Nevertheless, being a personal trainer involves much more work than what your clients see in the gym. You’ve got to manage your schedule, develop programs, bill clients for training sessions, run marketing campaigns, and keep clients motivated to help them achieve their goals.

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11 Easy Lifestyle Changes That Will Make You A Healthier Person

By Evelyn Kail | Jun 26, 2017 3:15 PM

Living a healthy life doesn’t have to be hard. There are many simple lifestyle changes which you can make and which take just a few minutes a day.  Some of the best include:

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Careers in Nutrition: How to Become a Senior Nutrition Specialist

By Mark J. Occhipinti, Ph.D. | Jun 21, 2017 8:00 AM

Being a senior no longer means spending your golden years in a rocking chair. Kathrine Switzer recently finished the Boston Marathon at age 70. Frederick Winter won a gold medal at the National Senior Games at age 100. And Sam “Sonny” Bryant Jr. is a serious 74-year-old bodybuilder.

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8 Client "Field Trips" to Make Training More Fun

By Jessica Thiefels | Jun 20, 2017 8:57 AM

As a personal trainer, your mission is to help clients reach their goals while making the task of living a healthy lifestyle fun, interesting and sustainable. Client “field trips” are a great way to show clients that they can work toward their goals and maintain a healthy body outside of the gym. It’s also an opportunity to put yourself on an equal playing field with them, racing and working out side-by-side as partners, not just trainer and client.

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4 Ways to Build Trust with Clients as a Certified Personal Trainer

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

Having a killer marketing strategy is important for turning leads into prospects, but what turns potential clients into long-term ones? Trust.

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Eat More or Eat Less? 5 Interesting Facts about Calories

By Dixie Somers | Jun 9, 2017 9:01 AM


 Most of us are familiar with the old adage that weight loss is as simple as calories in verses calories out. In other words, when we consume more calories than we burn, we gain weight. On the other hand, weight loss can be achieved by creating a calorie deficit. While this covers the basics, there is a little more to the story.

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