Recent Posts by Sasha Aparicio, M.S.

    What is Interpersonal and Social Wellness and Why is It Important?

    Wellness professionals know that health is about much more than physical health. While physical health is essential to survival and well-being, humans are complex beings for whom “feeling good” is implies feeling content, stable, safe, financially secure, respected, and so much more.  

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    The Nuances of Supplement Use in a Nutrition Practice 

    Controversy and Confusion of Supplement Use 

    Health and wellness practitioners have differing opinions on how to best utilize, or whether to utilize, supplements in a health practice. Some see supplements as an ally to achieving health and fitness goals, while others feel that we should focus solely on diet and exercise before considering integrating supplements into a protocol. 

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    Know the Truth: Dispel Gut Health Myths

    Gut health is a hot topic in the health, nutrition, medical, and wellness communities. The amount of research conducted on gut health has mushroomed in the past two decades, and we have learned and confirmed that the gut is intimately connected to hundreds of bodily functions.  

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    Top Key Gut Health Terminology 

    Whether you are learning about gut health as part of a structured course or are learning more about gut health on your own, it can take time to look up key terminology.  

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    Free Coach E-Book: The Future of Wellness: Top Trends in 2023

    What is on the horizon in 2023 for the health and wellness industries?  

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    Year in Review: AFPA's Top 10 Blog Articles of 2022

    At the end of each year, cultures have different traditions for reflecting on the year past and welcoming the year to come. Here at AFPA, we spend some time reflecting on one of our favorite ways of communicating with our graduates and followers: our weekly blogs.  

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    Coaching Strategies to Make Behavior Change Easier 

    Imagine walking into your first-ever yoga class. The instructor takes the time to welcome everyone and describes the history of yoga, the key principles, and the potential benefits for those who practice it. You look around at the class, and there are yoga practitioners of all levels, from beginners, like yourself, to advanced learners with years of experience.  

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    An introductory guide to food inequity and access for health coaches

    Food inequity, food insecurity, and food access are all terms that are often used to refer to the current global nutrition situation. In many cases, however, the terms are used interchangeably or incorrectly. For food justice activists and those who work with people who have experienced periods where they have struggled to access enough nutritious food, the terminology is important.  

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    The Benefits of Sand Running for Physical Fitness

    Maybe you chanced upon sand running in a Navy SEAL training video. Maybe your friend recommends it.

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