Recent Posts by Claire Riley, B.S.

    B.S. Exercise Physiology

    8 Things to Consider Before Building an Effective Personalized Fitness Plan 

    Despite what social media and popular fitness DVDs try to tell the masses, fitness coaches and personal trainers know that there is no such thing as a universal fitness plan that works for everyone. 

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    5 Areas to Explore When Deciding the Best Fitness Plan for Your Client

    Every client is different. They come to you from diverse backgrounds, harboring varying fitness goals, knowledge, skills, and even levels of motivation in following the fitness plans you've designed for them.

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    5 Tips for Building Confidence When Working with Clients as a Health & Wellness Professional

    It’s no secret. When you are confident in your coaching abilities, you inspire a sense of trust in your clients. 

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    When And How Health Coaches Should Refer Patients to Other Providers

    We seek out specialized professionals to carry out specific jobs. Think about hiring contractors for repair work in your home. Whether you hired them for previous jobs, they were referred to you, they are included in your home insurance plan, or you read their online reviews, you generally trust that these specialized professionals are good at what they do and will seek them out for specific services. 

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    5 Ways Health Coaches Improve People's Wellbeing

    Research has shown that certified health and wellness coaches significantly improve client wellness and patient health outcomes. 

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    The Role of Exercise in Managing Diabetes

    Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in the US and many parts of the world. Currently, the CDC reports that over 1 in 10 adults in the US have diabetes, and 1 in 3 have prediabetes or early signs of diabetes development. 

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    An Introduction to the 7 Dimensions of Wellness

    Wellness approaches have been elevated across professional health and related fields due to their potential to support people on their pathway to holistic, optimal living. 

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    5 Question Types to Help Motivate and Engage Clients

    Both recently certified health and wellness coaches and experienced health coaches may find themselves in situations where they feel resistance from a client to change. 

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    Simplifying the Complexity of the Effects of Exercise on Immune System Function

    When experts talk about immune health, they are referring to the ability of your immune system to recognize a pathogen, like a bacteria or virus that attacks different cells and systems; build the antibodies; and effectively kill or neutralize the bacteria or virus. 

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    The Science of Nature Exposure: How Being Outdoors Can Promote Health & Affect Our Biology

    “At some point in life, the world’s beauty becomes enough.” - Toni Morrison

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