Recent Posts by Amy Occhipinti, M.S.

    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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    The Top 15 Health & Fitness Articles for March

     

    As the weather warms up, many people begin to focus on nutrition and fitness in order to look great in those summer clothes and feel better on those sunny days. This is a great time to look for the real truth about maintaining a healthy weight, staying fit, avoiding injuries, and looking fantastic. Here's some recent wisdom about fitness, health, and nutrition.

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    Top 10 Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

    Those already eating a plant-based diet know the benefits of this lifestyle. Those who are thinking about changing from a standard American diet to one that is entirely or almost entirely plant-based might not yet be sure if this is the right option for their lives. If you are thinking about switching to a plant-based diet, here are ten of the biggest benefits you could reap by making the change.

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    The Top 15 Health & Fitness Articles for February

     

    February is the month of St. Valentine's Day and supposed to be all about love, hopefully including self love! It's also the month when people may start to struggle with those New Year's resolutions that seemed like such good ideas in January.

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    Top 6 Time Management Tips for Busy Personal Trainers

    Working as a personal trainer is one of the most rewarding jobs a person can have. However, it's also one of the most demanding in terms of time and energy. On any given day, you may be meeting with several clients while also trying to focus on your own professional development and fitness. It's no surprise, then, that many personal trainers struggle with managing their time. If this applies to you, the good news is that there are some effective time management tips you an incorporate into your everyday routine to improve your life.

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    Fitness Trainer Marketing: Tips for Recruiting New Clients

    Working as a personal trainer can be an empowering and rewarding experience. And unless you're working exclusively for a gym, it also comes with the benefit of essentially being your own boss and doing your own thing. Unfortunately, this also means that it's up to you to find and recruit new clients, which is often one of the greatest challenges that even the best personal trainers out there face. Fortunately, by following some simple tips, you'll find that recruiting new clients is easier than ever.

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