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12 Health Coaching Prompts That Will Help Clients Feel Appreciated and Motivated

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 […]

What Nutritionists Need to Know About AI (Artificial Intelligence)

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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Do You Need a Certification to Become a Health Coach?

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? […]

How Health Coaches Can Support Older Adults with Chronic Health Conditions

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 […]

Certified Nutritionist vs. Registered Dietitian: What’s the Difference?

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 […]