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Use the Psychology of Motivation to Stop Quitting

By Andrea Bowden, MS / June 13, 2022

For the sake of our clients’ health and our business, it’s vital for health coaches to learn about the psychology of motivation and quitting.

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Text Messaging Can Boost Daily Walking

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / April 1, 2022

Sending frequent text messaging about walking can increase the recipient’s daily steps, according to a study.

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Mental Imagery and Running

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / December 6, 2021

A new mental imagery technique, “functional imagery training,” may help self-described “nonrunners” complete their first ultra-marathon. 

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Fitness and Health Motivation on the Rise

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / September 7, 2021

Fitness professionals can take advantage of a newly discovered health and fitness motivation as facilities begin reopening.

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Older athlete carrying a bike

Motivating Older Athletes

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / August 9, 2021

How do you motivate older athletes? Researchers conducted a qualitative study to understand what motivates older male and female triathletes.

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Motivational messaging for physical activity

WHO’s New Message on Physical Activity

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / January 25, 2021

Do your motivational messages incorporate the latest evidence-based practices on how to support behavioral change in your more sedentary clients?

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What Is Mindset Training? A Primer

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / June 20, 2016

Michael Mantell, PhD, has spent the past 40 years urging people to change their minds to improve their bodies, using mindset training.
“I worked with an obese, gay male client, who finally came to realize that he’d been [too] humiliated to go to a gym because his mindset was, ‘People will laugh at me. I look horrible naked. I can’t ever have a lover because I can’t stand how I look, so how will anyone else?

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