“I’m a coach, not a therapist!” 9 ways to help people change while staying within your scope.

As a health and fitness coach it’s easy to feel frustrated when clients share deep concerns that go beyond eating and exercise. It’s easy to think: “I’m a coach, not a therapist!” However, you’re more therapist-like than you think. And, in this article, we’ll help you turn clients’ emotional pain into meaningful change without going outside your scope of practice. ++++ Sooner or later, all coaches experience a certain uncomfortable moment. A client lays some really heavy duty capital-I ‘Issue’ on you. Perhaps they just started a new job and…

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Nutrition for seniors: 7 lifestyle strategies to stay strong, healthy, and independent longer.

Forgetting things, feeling incapable, grappling with loneliness, and maybe not enjoying daily life? Aging is inevitable, but these symptoms don’t have to be. Whether you’re noticing them in yourself, or coaching someone who is, here’s what you need to know about the importance of lifestyle and nutrition for seniors — plus 7 effective strategies to live not just longer, but better. ++++ When my grandfather’s health started to decline, a simple intervention transformed his ability to live independently. I’ve been coaching nutrition for over 10 years, and teaching university nutrition…

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Why you can’t stop overeating junk food. Plus 7 ways to get control. [Infographic]

Can’t resist the chips… the cookies… the ice cream? Actually, it’s normal to feel like you can’t stop overeating certain types of foods. Processed foods, in particular, are explicitly designed to be hyperpalatable and irresistible. Here’s how it works — and what to do about it. +++ In the car… at your desk… with friends at a party… waiting for your partner at a bar… standing over the kitchen sink. In our modern lives, it seems like there’s no context that’s not right for crunching on cheap, delicious junk food.…

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