Recent Posts by Amy Occhipinti, M.S.

    7 Pinterest Accounts to Motivate Your Nutrition Consulting Clients

    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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    The 10 Most Common Personal Trainer Education Mistakes

    Gaining in-depth knowledge about personal training is crucial if you want to help clients achieve their goals — and meet some professional goals of your own. But when it comes to getting the education you need, some wrong detours can come up along the way. Avoid these 10 and you’ll be headed in the right direction:

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    4 Ways Fitness Instructors Can Avoid Burnout

    In any profession, burnout is always a danger, especially when schedules get packed with classes and “free time” is when you catch up on paperwork. Even when you absolutely love your job and look forward to seeing clients and students, there still may be a risk that a point will come where you’re feeling restless or bored.

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    What is the Difference Between Plant-Based Diet and Vegan?

    There are several different approaches to nutrition, and an individual’s path is often based on a variety of factors that go beyond what’s in a grocery cart. There may be fitness or weight loss goals, food allergies, chronic health conditions, family considerations, work and travel schedules, and even religious or cultural needs.

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    10 Top Strength Exercises for Runners

    To be a great runner, you have to take advantage of every opportunity to improve. What many do not realize, however, is that trading some time on the track in favor of a well-structured gym routine could make all the difference. There are multiple reasons why implementing some strength training for runners will improve your running time, but there are also some benefits you might not expect.

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    11 Health Benefits of Chia Seeds & Why They Are Good for You

     

    Chia seeds are among the most nutritious foods on the planet! "Ch-ch-ch-chia!"


    Salvia hispanica, or the chia plant, is a species in the mint family that is native to Central America. The seeds of this herb are known as “chia seeds”.  These seeds are naturally gluten-free, have 
    as much calcium as an 8 oz glass of milk, have more Omega-3s than a single serving of walnuts and have just as much antioxidants as blueberries.

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    7 Adaptogen Superherbs to Fight Stress & Improve Performance

    Adaptogens are ancient stress-fighting super-herbs that can help you with the challenges of modern daily life. If you commute to work, are raising small children, or have a demanding occupation, there is a good chance you are dealing with one or more of these issues on a regular basis: stress, fatigue, brain fog and anxiety. Coffee in the morning and a glass of red wine at the end of the day are not the only solutions.

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    Top 5 Fitness Training Ideas for Your Workout

     

    There is a workout for everybody. No matter what your goals and preferences are, there is a type of fitness training that will suit your needs. If you are looking for a way to keep your workout interesting, look no further! We've put together a list of five fresh, fun, and effective fitness training ideas to help get you in shape.

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    Meal Planning: How to Help Your Clients Get Started

    If you're a Nutritionist, Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Health Coach or simply in the business of helping other obtain optimal health, then one of the most common complaints you probably hear from your clients is that they simply don't have time to eat healthy.  It's both cheap and easy to grab a meal at a fast food drive-thru, whereas making a home-cooked meal takes a lot of time, planning, and effort. This is why so many Nutritionists these days are encouraging their clients to try meal prepping, which involves making a large number of meals for the week ahead of time.

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