Recent Posts by Sasha Aparicio, M.S.

    5 Components of Effective Communication in Health Education and Counseling

    Communication is the primary tool of all health, nutrition, and wellness educators, coaches, and counselors. Communication is also a skill that health professionals can develop to improve their client relationships and overall success.   

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    Love and Connection: How Intimacy Impacts Our Health

    Humans are naturally social beings—we evolved to form close relationships and build community because when we work together in numbers, we have a better chance of survival. As a result, our brains are wired to find pleasure and safety in different types of intimate relationships. 

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    Health Impact of Loneliness and Social Isolation and How Health and Wellness Coaches Can Help

    Between 50% and 80% of adolescents and adults report feeling lonely. Loneliness, isolation, and lack of human connection are associated with low health-related quality of life. At the foot of the COVID-19 pandemic and the stay-at-home and social distancing orders, health advocates warn that social isolation and loneliness in certain populations may even be the next public health crisis. 

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    A Guide to Food and Nutrition Security in the US for Health and Wellness Professionals 

    Every year, over 10 million people die of hunger and diseases related to hunger worldwide. 

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    Behavior Change vs. Mindset Change: Using Design Thinking to Develop Healthy Habits That Stick

    As health and wellness coaches, you have ample experience speaking with your clients about their current health habits and identifying which ones can be improved.

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    7 Black-Owned Health and Fitness Businesses That Are Changing the Industry

    August is Black-Owned Business Month! In honor of Black-Owned Business Month, we wanted to highlight some amazing Black-owned small and medium companies that are adding tremendous value to the health, wellness, nutrition, and fitness industries. 

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    Tools and Tips for Bringing Your Coaching Business Online

    Now more than ever, as we experience a global pandemic with the expansion of the Coronavirus, we realize how intimately connected we are to one another.

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    6 Healthy Ways to Help Your Clients Cope with Stress & Anxiety

    Although it might be hard to believe, occasional stress and anxiety are normal and even important parts of life. 

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