Margaret MooreMargaret Moore, MBA, is the founder of Wellcoaches Corporation and a co-founder of the Coaching Psychology Institute at McLean/Harvard Medical School. Margaret holds a bachelorÔÇÖs degree in biology and has spent approximately 17 years in the biotech industry.
You don't need me to tell you—the research is in! Exercise is a breakthrough medicine. In the long term, it enhances the health of our brains and bodies. It improves neuroplasticity and learning (Hotting & Roder 2013) and helps us avoid, delay or treat many health issues, both physical and mental (CDC 2017). What's more, we don't need research to tell us we feel good and perform well if we exercise—when we move our bodies with enthusiasm and vigor, we get calmer and clearer, our energy increases, and we are more productive.Read More
Research supports the notion that the physical body and the mind/brain are intimately intertwined—knowledge that many fitness professionals embody with awareness. Attentional states, such as mindful awareness, have been shown to increase the benefit of physical fitness training (Demarzo et al. 2014), while reducing the somatic response to stress (e.g., Galla et al. 2015). However, a mindful, open-awareness state is just one of many mind/brain states you can employ to purposefully and productively control attention and benefit the body.Read More
Working in the health and wellness field, you are well informed on how persistent stress damages physical and mental health, contributing to the onset and worsening of many chronic diseases (AHA 2012).You are a tireless advocate for how physical exercise and mind-body practices reduce stress and improve health, vitality and mental function.Read More
Imagine your ideal day: You deliver multiple private or group sessions, bringing to each one a positive, intense and undistracted focus; with clients, you are actively and creatively engaged in meeting their needs as they evolve moment to moment. Your sessions are interspersed with mental and physical breaks just at the right times; you snack…Read More
One of my favorite stories from the best-selling book Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, PhD (say Chick-SENT-me-high a few times to get it down) is the account of a woman with severe schizophrenia, who had been hospitalized for 10 years in the Netherlands without improvement. Her medical team…Read More