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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 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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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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Review of Important Publication – h2U

by G.A. Sforzo, Ph.D., Wellcoaches Research Advisor Outcomes Across the Value Chain is a peer-reviewed article published in July 2016 examining a corporate wellness intervention for over 150,000 employees.  Health coaching was offered only to those employees at greater risk meaning about 49,500 were eligible.  After learning about health coaching about half decided to give […]


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