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No Wonder We’re Confused!

By | January 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

When you walk into a book store, or search online, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of diet books. It's no wonder we're all confused about what to eat! The truth is, no one diet works for everyone. The concept of bio-individuality suggests that foods that are a boon to one person's health, can wreak havoc on another's. We are all different. So the question remains - what the heck should we eat? Here at [...]

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Be A Pineapple!

By | January 23rd, 2017|Health Coach Blog|

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Dr. Catlett is featured in the Maine Health Management Coalition (MHMC) webinar on “Motivational Interviewing 101”

By | January 19th, 2017|

Dr. Catlett is featured in the Maine Health Management Coalition (MHMC) webinar on “Motivational Interviewing 101” to be held on January 19, 2017, from 12pm to 1pm EST. Obstacles to health abound in the U.S., and one of the most significant is motivation to change old habits. In this webinar, attendees will hear from Dr. Larry Catlett, Chief Medical Officer at Occupational Medical Consulting (OMC), about how Motivational Interviewing can drive meaningful behavior change. Dr. [...]

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Recipe for Wellness During the Holidays

By | December 16th, 2016|Health Coach Blog|

1 cup of quiet reflection an ounce of being fully in the present moment 1 heaping tablespoon of exercise 1 liter of water a dose of fruits and veggies a sprinkle of joy a dash of chocolate Stir and enjoy!

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Small Steps + Consistency = a Magic Combination

By | December 2nd, 2016|Health Coach Blog|

“Extraordinary results don’t require extraordinary actions – they require ordinary actions done daily.” – Lee Jordan; health coach/personal trainer Do you find yourself setting lofty goals and getting discouraged when you fall short? Do you push yourself to extremes in order to lose weight or run a half-marathon only to “fall off the wagon” a few weeks later? An all-or-nothing approach when trying to make healthy changes is common, but does it set us up [...]

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Motivational Interviewing Workshop in Auburn, Maine

By | November 10th, 2016|

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, [...]

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Maintain Don’t Gain Over the Holidays

By | November 8th, 2016|Health Coach Blog|

There’s a reason why January 2nd is the most popular day of the year for new gym memberships. For many, the holidays are festive, a time for celebration and to connect with our loved ones, but for some people, it can be lonely or overwhelming. Either way, it can equate to consuming more high-calorie food and alcohol, less exercise, and - the dreaded weight-gain. Yes, grandma’s spiked eggnog is delicious, plus it’s cold outside, but [...]

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Breast Cancer Awareness

By | October 21st, 2016|Health Coach Blog|

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and chances are that everyone reading this has been, or knows someone, affected by breast cancer. As the most common cancer in women of all races, and even affecting a small percentage of men, there were 230,815 females and 2,109 males diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 (CDC). Fortunately, incidence rates have been going down since the year 2000 when a connection to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) was discovered, [...]

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Wearable activity monitors may not help people with weight loss, study suggests

By | October 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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The 80/20 Rule

By | September 30th, 2016|Health Coach Blog|

Let’s face it, it’s not realistic to eat healthy and avoid all vices 100% of the time. We crave flexibility, indulgence, and fun once in a while…and that should be o.k.! Based on this truth, the "80/20 Rule" is my favorite way of eating. It’s not a diet. Instead, it’s a way of life that allows for a little give-and-take and discourages deprivation. Here’s how it works: make healthy food choices 80% of the time [...]

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