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Certified™: September 2021

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Do Your Clients Need a Social Prescription?

John Hanc by John Hanc
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As a health and exercise professional, you offer your clients something even more fundamental than your knowledge of exercise—something that was in short supply for many during the pandemic: human connection. In fact, research suggests that socialization or human connection has a more critical role in overall health than previously thought. Learn more about this often-overlooked component of health and wellness—and how you can help your clients rediscover or enhance those essential connections.

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Overwhelmed? 6 Tips for Achieving Work/Life Balance
  • Certified™: September 2021

Overwhelmed? 6 Tips for Achieving Work/Life Balance

by Daniel J. Green
Contributor

As a health and exercise professional, you have likely had to reinvent yourself and find ways to serve your clients or participants while working from home or in new environments. Like many others, you may be feeling overwhelmed, so we sought the advice of those who have been working within the industry for some time and represent a range of lifestyles and responsibilities. Here, they offer their best tips for achieving work/life balance, whatever that might mean to you.

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Common Misperceptions About Behavior Change
  • Certified™: September 2021

Common Misperceptions About Behavior Change

by Dr. Erin Nitschke
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Prior to starting your professional journey, you may have held on to some not-so-helpful beliefs about behavior change—and chances are your clients still do. Veteran ACE Health Coach Dr. Erin Nitschke examines some of the common misperceptions about behavior change that might be hampering your clients’ progress and impeding your effectiveness as a health and exercise professional.

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