Celebrating 25 Years of AFPA!

    It’s time to celebrate. We’re showing off a brand new look because this year marks our 25th year in business! That’s right. 25 years helping aspiring and leading health professionals grow their careers.

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    Holistic Health Coaches are a Natural Fit for PCOS Treatment

    Syndromes are collections of symptoms that frequently co-occur and typically do not have a clear known cause. Without a clear cause, getting treatment can be as difficult as getting a proper diagnosis. Also, treatment for syndromes often include lifestyle changes, which can be overwhelming to tackle alone. Fortunately, holistic health coaches can be helpful allies in the path to recovery for one such syndrome: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

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    The Best Technology For Running Your Health Coach or Nutrition Business

    Nutrition and wellness technology is a fast-growing industry. And with the increase in health-conscious, tech-savvy consumers, keeping up with the recent advancements will not only get your clients better results but is crucial for staying ahead of the competition in this fast-growing market.

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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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    Ideas to Differentiate Your Nutrition Business From the Crowd

    It’s no secret that more people care about what they eat and the role food plays in maintaining and improving their health. The nutrition industry is expanding, and the need for qualified nutrition professionals is expected to increase over the next seven years.

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    11 Steps to Incorporating Video Into Your Fitness Coaching Strategy

    Let’s face it, there is so much to juggle as a fitness coach. From communicating with clients and developing programs to advertising and growing your business’s reach - it can be a lot. Adding video to your marketing strategy on top of that may seem overwhelming, especially if it’s not a medium you’re used to working with.

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    5 Jobs You Can Pursue with a Nutrition Consultant Certification

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published August 2016 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    Pursuing a nutrition certification for personal enrichment is hugely valuable, and can help you integrate healthier eating into your fitness and wellness mix. But it's also an opportunity to expand your career in new ways, giving you many options when it comes to providing nutritional counseling.

    When you earn a certification — credentials that highlight your education and knowledge — you'll be in a strong position to choose from a range of jobs. Here are just a few that you might consider:

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    9 Best Foods for People with Crohn’s Disease

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published July 2017 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are always concerned about their dietary choices. However, there is little evidence to suggest that any particular diet causes disease or that it can be cured with specific foods.

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    The 3 Most Popular Super Greens and Why You Should Include Them in Your Diet

    Every time you follow a fitness influencer on Instagram, read a new blog post or watch a YouTube video you are no doubt overwhelmed by people telling you to add the latest super green to your daily diet. There are spirulina smoothies, chlorella shakes and moringa teas all claiming to be the answer to a myriad of health problems. While you may be inspired to add a few of these to your health routine, you may also be wondering what exactly the benefits are, as well as how to incorporate them into your diet. Super greens by their very nature are good for you, there is no doubt about it, but as with any new supplement you want to be sure you know what you’re taking before including it in your regimen. We have put together a guide of the top 3 trending super greens right now to show you what they are, why they’re good for you and how to add them to your diet.

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    What are the Responsibilities of a Nutritionist?

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published July 2015 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    As a nutrition consultant, you have a unique opportunity to help your clients develop better eating habits, achieve their weight-loss and fitness goals and ultimately maintain healthy and fulfilling lifestyle changes. "Proper nutrition is essential to healthy living and overall well-being," writes the staff at Livestrong. "A nutritionist can play an important role in your health by evaluating your diet and offering you personalized advice." It's also an opportunity to help inspire others and encourage them to shape a happier and healthier outlook.

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