Recent Posts by Claire Riley, B.S.

    B.S. Exercise Physiology

    What Is Ideal Body Weight and How to Calculate It 

    Ideal body weight, also called lean body weight, is a family of indexes that have been used for almost 150 years. It is used in emergency settings, and its use has been reinforced during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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    Coach Resource: Prevention and Treatment of Pregnancy-Induced Diastasis Recti

    A woman’s abdomen expands significantly over the course of the 40 weeks of pregnancy—it stretches and widens to make space for a growing baby, the placenta, and the fluids that will nourish and carry the baby to term. 

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    How Exercise Impacts Anxiety and Depression

    Exercise is generally considered an activity that primarily benefits our physical health. From improving muscle strength, balance, and oxygen flow, there are dozens of fitness-related reasons to stay active throughout your lifetime. 

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    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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