Recent Posts by Mark J. Occhipinti, Ph.D.

    How to Impact Lives with a Holistic Health Coach Certification

    Earning your certification as a holistic nutritionist can be a great opportunity to advance your career in the health and wellness field, but you’ll be doing more than expanding your professional prospects.

    Becoming an advisor in holistic nutrition allows you to impact the lives of your clients in significant ways. Here are just a few that you can expect to see:

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    5 Tips for Passing Your Personal Trainer Certification Exam

    When you have a passion for health and fitness, there’s a good chance you’re the go-to person your social network reaches out to for advice and information about cardio workouts, strength training, healthy eating, injury prevention, and race-prep strategies. Sound familiar?

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    7 Ways A Personal Trainer Certification Can Advance Your Career

    Earning a personal trainer certification has been on your mind, right? But you’re wondering if it’s worth the investment and commitment it takes to learn about things like biomechanics, nutrition, injury prevention, exercise programming, motivation and behavior change, and the business of being a personal trainer.

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    5 Steps to Determine if You Need a Holistic Nutrition Certification

     

    If you’re already practicing clean eating, or following a Paleo, vegetarian, or whole foods diet, you already know your food choices have a big impact on your health. But not everybody does.

    About 76 percent of adults don’t eat enough fruit, and about 87 percent don’t get the recommended amount of vegetables, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And it’s no secret that poor nutrition often leads to chronic conditions like heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.

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    10 Fall Superfoods You Need To Try Right Now

    The word superfood is tossed around with reckless abandon these days, but it leaves many confused. While these nutrition-packed foods offer excellent health benefits, there’s no other defining characteristic to lump them all in one group, explains Kris-Etherton, a Professor of Nutrition at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park.

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    The Ice Bucket Challenge: ALS & The Media

    While the ice budget challenge is not new, as it has been around in one form or another during 2013-2014 it as gained national attention very recently and is now primarily linked to raising money for greater awareness, and "research" in the area of ALS [Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis–commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease]. There has been criticism from a variety of corners citing the possible dangers of dumping ice-cold water over your head, perhaps leading to a Vagal Nerve response, to taking donations away from other charities.

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