Recent Posts by Mark Occhipinti, Ph.D.

    11 Strategies to Help You Through the Holidays

    The end-of-year holiday line up can be a fun time, filled with parties, gifts, good times, and family gatherings. However, it can also be difficult to stick to a diet or maintain healthy habits near the end of the year. As your schedule fills up, keep these strategies in mind to make it through the holidays without losing all your healthy habits along the way.

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    How to Create A Content Strategy to Attract Nutrition Coaching Clients

    Having a digital presence and providing valuable content isn’t enough anymore when it comes to reaching audiences as a nutrition coach. Word-of-mouth marketing works, but might plateau or roller-coaster.  The best way to keep a steady lead generation and more regular business is set a marketing plan in place. Follow these steps to build your nutrition coaching content strategy:

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    10 Foods to Heal Leaky Gut and Improve GI Function

    If you’re in tune with the health and fitness industry, you’ll hear the phrase gut health repeated often. Why is this buzzword garnering tons of attention? Why is gut health so important?

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    8 Qualities of Successful Health Coaches

    Health coaching is more than a job, it’s a commitment to a client’s success. And while many aspiring health coaches are ready to take on that challenge, they hold themselves back with the fear of personal failure.

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    Personal Trainer Jobs: Self-Employed vs. Working at a Fitness Facility

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published April 2014 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    To be self-employed and have your own Personal Trainer business, or work at a fitness facility? That is a question many Personal Trainers ask themselves.

    Once an individual has obtained the desired education and earned the intended degree and/or certification for personal training, the next step is to decide

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    The Benefits of Working With A Holistic Health Coach

    Over half of Americans battle chronic diseases. One in four suffer from multiple chronic conditions that last a year or longer and disrupt daily life. These chronic conditions are driving up health care costs and increasing demand on our health care system; they account for over 80% of hospital admissions, 90% of filled prescriptions, and 75% of physician visits.

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    Shoulder Injuries: Pain, Diagnosis & Exercise Rehabilitation

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published March 2014 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    4.5 million shoulder injuries are reported each year and occur primarily in a gym setting. Learn how you can prevent shoulder injuries from happening to you:

    The shoulder is an incredible structure. It is complex, versatile and efficient. An expense many times is incurred as a result of these advantages, and it is often a very unforgiving part of the body. Still, many medical professionals agree that the mechanical perfection of the shoulder is unsurpassed when compared to the other joints. For example, the shoulder is the only joint that can rotate 360 degrees, making it the most mobile.

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    Athletic Amenorrhea: Women at Risk

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published March 2014 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    It is estimated that up to 45 percent of female athletes in certain sports experience menstrual irregularity, also referred to as Athletic Amenorrhea. Within the last 20 years, our society has witnessed a significant increase in the level of athletic participation by women and as a result, women are more aware of the changes experienced in their menstrual cycle.

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    12 Tips for Success in Achieving Your Fitness and Health Goals for 2019

    The new year is just around the corner and the best way to follow through with your health and fitness goals is by planning ahead. 

    Many people are guilty of setting New Years goals only to give up a month later. Often times, this is due to the lack of a proven nutrition and workout regimen. 

    Achieving your health and fitness goals can be simple, fun, and easy when approached correctly. In this article, you’ll discover 12 powerful tips that will help you achieve your health and fitness goals.

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