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Active 8 Things that Slow Down Your Metabolism

8 Things that Slow Down Your Metabolism

Do you feel like you can’t lose weight because you have a slow metabolism? Metabolism is a complex process that’s affected by more than just what you eat and how much you exercise. There are a number of factors that might be sabotaging your metabolism, and you might not even know it.

Active Healthier Labor Day Recipe Swap

Healthier Labor Day Recipe Swap

Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer. The kids are heading back to school and that easy, breezy, summer feeling starts to fade. So let’s end summer by enjoying those last warm weather get-togethers with family and friends.

Wellness Active 4 Steps to Help Your Clients Prevent a Diet Relapse

4 Steps to Help Your Clients Prevent a Diet Relapse

When it comes to losing weight, lapses and relapses are extremely common, and can be deeply troubling for clients. Our goal as health and fitness professionals is to help guide clients through the frustration of relapse and into a renewed commitment to their healthy eating and activity behaviors. Here are four steps to guide you through that process.

Nutrition Active Macronutrient Needs Based on Goals

Macronutrient Needs Based on Goals

All food can be broken down into three macronutrients: protein, carbohydrates and fat. This guide to macros will help you to understand what role each macronutrient plays in the body, as well as the best food sources for each one.

Nutrition Active How to Determine Macronutrient Needs Based on Goals

How to Determine Macronutrient Needs Based on Goals

“Macronutrients” (or macros, as some call them) and macronutrient profiling (the customization of ratios to fit an individual’s health or fitness goals or needs) are hot topics these days. But what exactly do these terms mean for you and your clients? Here is a review of some basic recommendations for macros, along with some strategies to help educate clients on their individual nutritional needs.

Active 4 Easy Ways to Drink More Water

4 Easy Ways to Drink More Water

Do you struggle to drink enough water each day? Maybe you’re too busy to drink or just don’t like the taste of water. Getting in your recommended 2 to 3 liters of water a day can be a challenge, but you can do it by using these four proven strategies to help you boost your water intake.

Behavior Change Active Getting Your Clients to Make Lasting Behavioral Changes

Getting Your Clients to Make Lasting Behavioral Changes

There’s nothing like the satisfaction of making lasting changes to one’s life—or to helping someone else make that change for themselves. Use these five strategies to help increase the likelihood that your clients will achieve long-term success and develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

Active Small Steps That Can Improve Your Health

Small Steps That Can Improve Your Health

Want to make some healthy changes? Setting health-related goals and then breaking them down into smaller, realistic steps has proven to be an effective approach for creating healthy habits and achieving long-term changes in behavior. Learn how to make small, daily changes that will, over time, become established habits that will bring you closer to your health and fitness goals.

Behavior Change Active 3 Secrets to Forming New Healthy Habits

3 Secrets to Forming New Healthy Habits

When working with clients who are trying to change behaviors, the goal is to help them identify and integrate new, healthier behaviors into their daily lives. Helping clients to acquire a new habit, or to do away with a routine behavior that is deeply entrenched, takes time and a plan. Learn how you can help your clients successfully form new healthy habits without having to rely heavily on motivation.

Career Active The Coaching Approach to Behavior Change

The Coaching Approach to Behavior Change

The ACE Cycle of Change makes it possible to recognize and determine a client’s readiness to embrace the necessary behavior changes that will positively impact his or her life. Learn how to determine a client’s readiness to change by honing your interviewing skills, as this will give you the information you need to help the client design an approach to behavior change that is both achievable and effective.

Behavior Change Active Making the Shift From “Educator” to “Facilitator”

Making the Shift From “Educator” to “Facilitator”

“Telling” our clients what they need to do to reach their health and fitness goals rarely results in long-term lifestyle change. Instead, we need to help clients find the right answers within themselves. Learn how to transition from being an educator to a facilitator and help your clients find the strength and motivation within themselves to live healthier, happier lives.