Summertime Success! Day 13

Before you read this latest blog post, please start by reading our most recent blog written by NSHC Co-Founder Melinda Huffman, BSN, MSN, CCNS, CHC here: As a Health Coach, What Should My Average Caseload Be?  

We will be focusing on the seven key factors discussed in that blog, with little diversions here and there, for this summer blog series!

Today, let’s dig deeper into the fifth and sixth factors, specifically certain wellness and prevention topics. When we talk about who needs health coaching and how many health coaches are needed, the key is to understanding what scenarios are especially effective with health coaching.  Today we will specifically give some pointers about physical activity and health coaching, particularly exercise types by level of intensity!

  • Moderate (Level of difficulty enables one to talk, but not sing)
    • Brisk Walking
    • General gardening (ex. raking)
    • Using hand-ergometers
    • Catch and throw sports (baseball, volleyball)
    • Biking on level ground
    • Line dancing
    • Water aerobics
  • Vigorous (Level of difficulty enables one to say a few words without stopping to catch one’s breath)
    • Race walking
    • Heavy gardening (ex. digging)
    • Jumping rope
    • Running sports (basketball, soccer)
    • Biking faster than 10 miles/hour
    • Aerobic or fast dancing
    • Swimming laps


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