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What Can You Do with a Health Coaching Certification?

March 28th, 2024

In recent years, health coaching has become more popular. Health Coaching gives people a chance to help others lead better lives. A health coaching certification can lead to many different careers. It lets professionals work in many places, like hospitals and private practices. This guide explores career paths for people with a health and well-being coaching certification.

Strengthen Your Body and Mind with Weight Resistance Exercises

March 1st, 2024

Did you know that weight resistance exercises can work wonders for your health? They can do more than build muscle they can support your emotional health. Including weight resistance training in your fitness routine can bring about significant improvements in both your physical and mental well-being. Including resistance training in your fitness routine can bring about significant  ...    </p>            
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Declutter Your Life: 5 Ways to Simplify Before the New Year

December 5th, 2023

As the year draws to a close, decluttering your life can increase productivity, reduce stress, and give you a clearer perspective. This blog post will explore five practical ways to simplify your life and declutter before the year's end. simplify and declutter before the new year for happiness and better mental health. Use the ...

Nurturing Well-Being Journeys – Q&A with Duke Health & Well-Being Coach Training Program Serena Jain

August 21st, 2023

Serena Jain, from Princeton, NJ, was first introduced to yoga and meditation as a young child. But it wasn't until 2020 that Serena embarked on a transformational path to bring integrative health and well-being coaching to corporate leaders, women's groups, and individuals seeking to become more present in their lives. Serena shared her experience completing the Duke Health & Well-Being ...

Why is now the time to become a Health Coach?

May 15th, 2023

As the world continues to evolve and health becomes an increasingly important aspect of our lives, there has never been a better time to become a health coach. With the rise of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, people are seeking guidance on how to lead healthier lifestyles. As a result, health coaches have emerged as an ...

Savor Your Food With Mindful Eating

June 24th, 2021

By Duke Health & Well-Being Programs Team How many of us have had the experience of eating an entire bag of chips or a pint of ice cream without even realizing it? When this happens, most (if not all) of us notice and appreciate the full taste of our first few bites but can hardly remember the rest. Mindless eating can ...

Some Commonly-Taught Yoga Poses May Present Risks for Older Adults

August 28th, 2019

By Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT Teaching yoga to seniors is often erroneously considered an entry-level job for a yoga instructor, since older adults aren’t likely to attempt complicated, “advanced” postures. Unfortunately, this ill-informed attitude puts the most vulnerable students with the least-trained instructors who may  unknowingly put their students at risk. Older adults ...

Is it time to try harder . . . or just give up?

January 16th, 2019

By Aili Kuutan It’s the time of year where a lot of people start to question their goals. (I may be a little early here. I feel like it’s usually 3 weeks into January that most people give up on their new year’s resolutions.) There’s definitely merit in questioning whether we need to try harder. If we’re distracted or we ...

Are you leaving your dreams to chance?

October 3rd, 2018

By Aili Kuutan A friend asked me what I was up to the other day. My response: “I think I might do some editing on my online meditation course.” It seemed like a productive use of my time. I felt like I had good intentions, at least until she pointed out that I always use the words, “I think I might…” ...

Cultural Competency & Health Coaching

September 19th, 2018

By Elizabeth Bechard, BA, RYT What does cultural competency have to do with health coaching? Cultural competence describes the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with individuals from different backgrounds. While we often think of “culture” as referring to a person’s ethnic or geographic origin, it also encompasses a wide spectrum of other characteristics, such as gender and/or ...

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