Recent Posts by Claire Riley, B.S.

    B.S. Exercise Physiology

    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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    7 Most Effective Personal Training Cues to Improve Client Movement

    Every sports community has developed a language of its own. Fans, players, coaches, and trainers share phrases and references that are only understood by those who know the sport. 

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    The Latest Physical Activity Guidelines for Maximum Health Benefits

    Exercise and physical activity are a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. But, how much exercise do you need to reap the benefits for heart health, brain health, stress reduction, metabolism, bone health, and longevity? 

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    6 Principles to Follow to Build an Immune-Boosting Exercise Routine

    More than ever, people are interested in applying the practical advice that emerges from scientific research about what impacts the immune system to their lives. 

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    How to Support Your Clients Through the Most Common Holiday Health Struggles 

    For many people in the US, the stretch of time from Thanksgiving to New Year’s looks quite different from the rest of the year. There are more irregular schedules, (hopefully) more days off, and usually more activities related to prepping for the holidays. 

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    The Holistic Health Coach's Complete Guide to PCOS

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects one in ten women of reproductive age. In the US alone, that equals about five million women. As your health coaching business grows, it is likely that you will encounter at least one client who has PCOS. 

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