Health coaching can be a transformative experience, helping clients to achieve their health and wellness goals and live their best lives. But it’s not always easy for clients to stay motivated along the way. That’s where coaching prompts come in. By incorporating prompts that show appreciation and foster motivation into their coaching practice, health coaches […]
Baby greens in the spring, watermelon in the summer, apples in the fall, and squash in the winter; the changing leaves and temperatures are accompanied by a variety of fruits and vegetables that characterize the tastes of the season.
Welcome to the future of nutrition coaching! As we venture into an age when artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming industries across the globe, nutrition and nutrition coaching are no exception. In this exciting era, AI is empowering professionals to provide highly personalized guidance, streamline their practices, and help improve the lives of their clients. Dive […]
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People across the world are increasingly prioritizing their health. Unfortunately, “prioritizing health” isn’t quite the same as actually living a healthy lifestyle. Take this 2016 study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, for instance. Researchers found that an average of only 2.7% of Americans met four basic qualifications of a healthy lifestyle. What’s behind this disconnect? […]
“Complex carbs are always healthier than simple carbs, right?” Imagine if your client asked you this question. How would you respond as a certified nutritionist? While you know the answer isn’t a straightforward “yes,” you’ll likely struggle to explain to your client why complex carbs aren’t always synonymous with healthy carbs.
As the famous saying goes, “age is just a number.” But when it comes to managing chronic conditions, that number can make a big difference. Older adults are more likely to experience multiple chronic health problems, which can significantly impact their daily lives and overall well-being. In this context, health coaching can be a valuable […]
Editor’s Note: This post was published in November 2019 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Although nutrition-related career titles may sound similar, they can be very different when it comes to educational requirements, job duties, and typical workplaces. The two most common designations in the field are certified nutritionist and […]
Little to no breathing space between one-to-one sessions. Work, work, work—Mondays through Sundays (Rest days? Nope, never heard of them.) Yet, despite how overstretched and overwhelmed you feel, your bank account says you’re still a far cry from your ideal income. What now?
With an increasing focus on self-care and preventative health, many people are looking beyond traditional medicine to explore more holistic and integrative approaches to wellness. But what exactly does this mean, and how can it benefit your health and well-being? In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what a holistic or integrative approach […]
During the last 29 years, AFPA has certified over 130,000 health, nutrition, and fitness professionals. During AFPA’s Student & Community Appreciation Week, we are highlighting some of the impactful work of a few of our graduates.