Lifestyle and Life Expectancy

Lifestyle and Life Expectancy: Five Factors to Minimize Health Risks An international team of scientists just released an original research article, “Impact of Healthy Lifestyle Factors on Life Expectancies in the US Population” published April 30, 2018 in Circulation1. The abstract for this important paper is available at: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2018/04/25/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.032047 This international team from the US, […]


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A Clear Call for Coaching Skills

New AHA Scientific Statement: Advancing Physical Activity with a Clear Call for Coaching Skills On April 4, 2018 the American Heart Association (AHA) released a new scientific statement entitled “Routine Assessment and Promotion of Physical Activity in Healthcare Settings” published in Circulation1.  This paper is available to all as an open-access publication and can be […]


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Coaching is the new leadership

Executive or leadership coaching is now an every-day activity in the life of many leaders, helping them grow and develop beyond what they can do without an expert facilitator of change. The now-common experience of coaching impact on leaders is igniting interest in learning coaching skills, pioneered in the book Leader as Coach twenty years […]


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A+ by Wellcoaches in National Examination

In September, 345 Wellcoaches coaches walked into computer testing sites nationwide and completed the national board certification examination for health and wellness coaches (NBC-HWC). All had studied diligently, pouring in their best efforts. Some weathered hurricanes or their aftermath to be there. Most completed a Wellcoaches exam preparation course steeped in our love of coaching […]


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Coaching Key to Journey-to-Wellness

In August 2017, the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine published our article entitled “Integrating Health Coaching with a Medical Fitness Program to Treat Chronic Health Conditions.”   Brad Roy, Ph.D. is the lead author of this work and it is co-authored by other members of his Kalispell staff (Pam Roberts, M.D., Cathy Lisowski, M.S.), Miranda P. […]


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Compendium of Health & Wellness Coaching

On May 19 ,2017 the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine published our article entitled “Compendium of health and wellness coaching literature.”   The paper is available to all as an open-access publication and can be found at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1559827617708562 The Compendium is a thorough collection of peer-reviewed literature on the topic of health and wellness coaching (HWC).  […]


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Connecting Fitness with Healthcare

by Melissa Wogahn MA, CSCS, CHWC “As a physician, I need something more than just telling my patients to get active-I need to refer them to someone to help them.” Bob Sallis, MD These words spoke to me as I sat in the large meeting room packed to near capacity at the ACSM Health and […]


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Health Coaching for Prediabetes in Primary Care

by Ryan Sherman In the United States, primary care has historically treated patients using a “sick care” model, a system which waits for patients to become ill before they are treated.   However, the advent of the Affordable Care Act, gave rise to patient centered medical homes, which are designed to support a primary prevention model, […]


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The Development of My Passion

by Hannah Ewing Every health professional can probably point to a certain circumstance or life event that helped guide them to that role. For me, my journey began about 6 years ago. I was struggling with a mix of health issues (skin, hormonal, emotional) and decided to pursue holistic care. I consulted a nutritionist for […]


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A “Digital Therapy” Using Wellcoaches Model

FareWell Pilot Results In a February 16, 2017 release, Dr. Mark Berman (Head of Health at FareWell Company) shared the results of pilot testing a new digital platform providing a means for weight loss, using Wellcoaches trained coaches.  FareWell is a physician-led program to help people improve health by making lasting changes to diet and […]


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