Some interesting findings have raised questions about whether trendy wearable activity monitors make a difference in terms of weight loss. The AMA Morning Rounds from September 21st sum up what was found. According to research: The New York Times (9/20, Reynolds, Subscription Publication) reports that research published in JAMA suggests “wearable activity monitors” may not help people lose weight. STAT (9/20, Love) reports that investigators “recruited 470 overweight or obese adults for an exercise and [...]
Dr. Larry Catlett, Occupational Medical Consulting's CMO, will be speaking Thursday, October 6th at the Northeast Association of Occupational Health Nurses Conference in Portland, Maine. Dr. Catlett will be presenting on the topic of "The Impact of Health Coaching Using Motivational Interviewing in the Workplace."
Chris Guild, OMC's training manager was recently accepted to the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers Training of New Trainers Workshop this fall in Montreal Canada. This is a rigorous process in which the applicant must submit a thorough application as well as audio recorded work samples for approval. This workshop only happens once a year and Chris was one of only 156 accepted worldwide. By completing the workshop Chris will gain admittance to the Motivational [...]
OMC Workshop: Introduction to MI Date: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016 Location: Central Maine Community College, 1250 Turner Street, Auburn, ME 04210 Time: 8:00 am — 5:00 pm (Registration 7:30 am—8:00 am) After the training you will be able to: • Describe the client-centered model and its application toward changing at-risk health behaviors. • Understand the difference between and proper use of communication styles: following, directing, guiding. • Understand and apply the communication skills: asking, listening, [...]
Happy Holidays from OMC! Here is our 2015 Holiday Video, please enjoy our "12 Days of Wellness". A Pineapple in a Christmas Tree - About the Pineapple Green Shakes - Don't Skip Breakfast Lunch and Learns - OMC's WellnessWorks™ Service MI Trainings - Motivational Interviewing Training Fruits and Veggies - Nutrition Beliefs Vs. Nutrition Facts Deep Breaths - Manage Your Holiday Stress Hours of Sleep - Make Sleep a Priority Glasses of Water - Keep Hydrated Breaks From [...]
photo credit: Trick or Treat... via photopin (license) With the holidays quickly approaching (yes I know, time flies right!?), it’s easy to lose sight of your health goals. For example, maybe you’ve worked hard on a weight loss goal for the last seven months, and just as you see the number on the scale almost hit your target weight…BOOM!…It’s time for the holidays. Starting with Halloween in October and going all the way [...]