Fitness Certifications »
Continuing Education »
Professional Resources »
About ACE »
ACE Store »
Sales and Promotions »
ACE Partner Account »
Need Help? Call Us » (888) 825?3636
Follow ACE on

SIGN UP NOW

  • //
  • Menu »
  • Topics //
  • Other //
Behavior Change Active Behavior Change Coaching for Weight Loss

Behavior Change Coaching for Weight Loss

Having a weight-management coach can make a huge difference in whether a person is able to successfully achieve and maintain weight loss. Part of the reason coaching experiences are often so successful in helping people achieve their weight-management goals is because the most effective weight-management coaches have mastered these five specific skills.

Behavior Change Active 5 Nutrition Changes Clients Need to Make to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

5 Nutrition Changes Clients Need to Make to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

When it comes to helping clients lose weight, we need to turn to the evidence and learn what science suggests is the most effective and, importantly, safe way to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Here are five nutrition practices that are likely to help guide people toward a healthy and sustainable weight.

Behavior Change Active Health Coaching: How the Profession, Impact and Opportunities Grew in 2015

Health Coaching: How the Profession, Impact and Opportunities Grew in 2015

Health coaches have never been in greater demand, as more and more people recognize the power of this profession to help people make lasting positive changes in health and well-being. The health-coaching profession is expected to continue to grow in 2016, as several recent studies and reviews have established the benefits of implementing coaching principles to improve health. Here is a small sampling of these findings.

Wellness Active A Review of the Healthcare System in 2015

A Review of the Healthcare System in 2015

Following the full rollout of the Affordable Care Act in 2014 and healthcare reform, the healthcare system saw some notable trends and signs of progress along with some setbacks in 2015. Here are a few of the highlights with the most relevance for health and fitness professionals.

Behavior Change Active The Role of a Health Coach and Behavior Change Specialist

The Role of a Health Coach and Behavior Change Specialist

The demand for health coaching and behavior-change coaching has never been greater, with research demonstrating the value of coaching in helping people improve health behaviors and, as a result, quality of life. ACE has developed a general consensus and position on what it means to be a certified health coach versus a specialist in behavior change. Here’s what you need to know about this new and evolving field, and how it can enhance and expand your career as a health and fitness professional.

Behavior Change Active Making the Transition from “Expert”-centered Programs to Client-Centered Programs

Making the Transition from “Expert”-centered Programs to Client-Centered Programs

As a health and fitness professional, you can maximize client-behavior change through the use of coaching techniques such as open-ended questions and reflective listening to help a client explore his or her own motivations, strengths and benefits from making the change. By doing so, you shift your approach from “expert”-centered programs to client-centered programs, and set the stage for increased client success.

Behavior Change Active 5 Steps to Build Behavior Change Principles Into Your Work

5 Steps to Build Behavior Change Principles Into Your Work

Are you tired of spending inordinate amounts of time developing tailored exercise programs only to have a client drop off after a few sessions? You can increase your impact and efficiency by incorporating a few key behavior-change principles into your personal-training program. Here are five ways to help incorporate behavior-change principles into your daily client interactions.

Behavior Change Active How to Guide Clients Toward Behavior Change Using the ACE Cycle of Change

How to Guide Clients Toward Behavior Change Using the ACE Cycle of Change

Anyone who has tried to help people make a behavioral change knows how difficult it can be, and not everyone is ready to make the changes we think they need to make to improve their health. Learn how to use the ACE Cycle of Change to help you tailor behavior-change interventions to your client’s readiness to change.

Wellness Active Closing the Gap in Childhood Obesity Forum: A Recap and Call to Action

Closing the Gap in Childhood Obesity Forum: A Recap and Call to Action

A large group of individuals and organizations committed to reducing the incidence of childhood obesity recently came together to discuss solutions, particularly for low-income and minority communities where childhood obesity rates are at their highest. ACE’s Dr. Natalie Digate Muth attended this forum and believes that ACE’s network of more than 50,000 ACE Certified Professionals is primed to play a major role in helping to build a healthy environment that reduces the incidence of childhood obe

Wellness Active Study: Are Overweight Children and Teens Destined to Become Overweight Adults?

Study: Are Overweight Children and Teens Destined to Become Overweight Adults?

New research suggests that a child who is overweight by the age of five is highly likely to grow up to be an overweight teenager and adult. Pediatrician and obesity expert Dr. Natalie Digate Muth explains the implications of this new study and offers practical, proven tips for parents who want to help their children eat more healthfully and potentially avoid a lifetime of weight issues.

Career Active The Inaugural Obesity Week: What Does It Mean for You?

The Inaugural Obesity Week: What Does It Mean for You?

This week, Dr. Natalie Digate Muth, ACE’s Senior Health Strategist, is attending the inaugural Obesity Week, an event focused on identifying solutions to reversing the national obesity epidemic. In this blog, she explains what this event means to fitness professionals and how you can get involved in improving the health of your communities.

Active The Pros and Cons of the Paleo Diet

The Pros and Cons of the Paleo Diet

It’s one of the hottest diets around, with everyone from celebrities to CrossFit followers touting the benefits of going Paleo. But is this caveman-inspired diet as healthy and beneficial as adherents promise? Dr. Natalie Digate Muth looks at the available research on Paleo diets and outlines the pros and cons of following this ancient eating plan.

Active Simple Routines Help Boost Kids’ Health

Simple Routines Help Boost Kids’ Health

Intuitively, many parents know that kids tend to do better when they follow an established routine and know what to expect of the day ahead. But busy schedules and commitments can make following a routine a challenge. Dr. Natalie Digate Muth reviews a new report that suggests that creating positive routines can significantly benefit a child’s health and well-being, and offers tips and examples for how to successfully add these routines to your daily life.

Active Pregnancy and Your Workout: What Really Needs to Change?

Pregnancy and Your Workout: What Really Needs to Change?

There still remains a lot of confusion surrounding how much a woman should exercise during pregnancy, including whether or not she should start exercising if she was previously inactive. Dr. Natalie Digate Muth details the latest expert recommendations, as well as some of the benefits of staying active during pregnancy.

Active My Plate Kids Place: The Newest Tool to Inspire Healthy Eaters and Active Kids

My Plate Kids Place: The Newest Tool to Inspire Healthy Eaters and Active Kids

It can be a struggle to figure out how to get your kids to eat healthfully and be active, but fortunately, some new tools are now available that should make it a whole lot easier. The USDA recently developed a set of tools geared at kids called My Plate Kids Place. Pediatrician Dr. Natalie Digate Muth reviews these latest offerings and explains how these tools can be used to help kids want to make healthier choices.

Active Homemade Baby Food May Be Key to Decreasing Food Allergies

Homemade Baby Food May Be Key to Decreasing Food Allergies

The incidence of food allergies among infants and children continues to rise, with experts estimating that as many 8 percent of kids may be affected by some type of food allergy. A new study, however, suggests that serving homemade unprocessed baby foods may offer worried parents a possible way to stave off future allergies.

Active Want Your Kids to Eat Their Vegetables? New Study Suggests You Can Count on Books to Do Your Bidding

Want Your Kids to Eat Their Vegetables? New Study Suggests You Can Count on Books to Do Your Bidding

At a loss for how to encourage your children to eat more vegetables and fruit? A new research study suggests that reading nutrition-focused storybooks to your children may help turn your child into a veggie fan, even when all other approaches have failed in the past. Pediatrician Natalie Digate Muth explains the new research and suggests some books worth adding to your story-time line-up.

Active Is It True That Kids Really Can “Outgrow” Obesity?

Is It True That Kids Really Can “Outgrow” Obesity?

What should a parent do if he or she realizes her child is overweight or even obese? Is it cause for alarm or is it likely the child will eventually grow taller and, thus, “outgrow” his or her weight issue? Dr. Natalie Digate Muth explains the findings of a new study, which sheds important light on this issue, offering specific formulas for parents and pediatricians to use when creating a plan to address a child’s weight problem.

Active How can I teach my child about healthy hydration, especially in the warm summer months?

How can I teach my child about healthy hydration, especially in the warm summer months?

With the hottest months of the year just ahead, it’s essential that your kids know how to stay hydrated while playing outdoors. Here are five tips for educating your children about the importance of hydration before, during, and after exercise—especially in hot and humid conditions—that will help ensure you all have a safe and enjoyable summer fun.

Active 5 Tips for Fun and Healthy Summer Travel with the Kids

5 Tips for Fun and Healthy Summer Travel with the Kids

Getting excited for your summer vacation? Don’t head out the door before checking out these great tips for making summer travel both fun and healthy.

Older Posts