Welcome to another episode of “10 Words or Less,” in which I ask brief questions of interesting people and request brief answers in return. Today’s participant has a remarkable path of success that began on a dairy farm north of Toronto and hasn’t reached its end yet. She’s the founder and CEO of Wellcoaches, which teaches coaching, a co-founder of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, a treatment center affiliated with Harvard.
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One of the arguments the soldiers of Big Soda — and sometimes, their well-meaning compatriots — have used against taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages is that they won’t change consumer behavior. And, of course, they’ve been able to maintain that fiction, until now, because they’ve scrapped relentlessly to defeat proposals in the US.
But in Mexico, such a tax was instituted at the beginning of 2014, and researchers from Mexico’s National Public Health Institute and the University of North Carolina and have preliminary data on its effect.
Moore is a primary force in the world of coaching. She’s the founder and CEO of Wellcoaches, which teaches coaching, a co-founder of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, a treatment center affiliated with Harvard. She helped develop what led to the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine at Joslin Diabetes Center, where she’s an adviser. Most recently, she’s the co-founder of the National Consortium for Credentialing Health and Wellness Coaches.
Welcome to another episode of “10 Words or Less,” in which I ask brief questions of interesting people and request brief answers in return. Today’s participant is a health coach, financial adviser, and social activist — not to mention a passionate accordionist. Before we get started, a note to those playing at home: “10 words” is an target, not a limit, so please, no counting. If you think it’s so easy, let’s see you do it, especially on the fly.”
Name Marc Sussman
Born when, where "Jan. 4, 1952, in Brooklyn, N.Y."
Resides now "Framingham, Mass., happily. I’m a new transplant."
What are you doing these days? “I am studying nutrition. I am studying financial planning, returning to that vocation sometime this summer. And just staying abreast of all the important issues going on in our country, and in the world."
What did you used to do? "I was a financial adviser full time for over 30 years. A certified financial planner and investment adviser."
When did you stop? “Two and a half years ago."
Why? “Health and emotional considerations. I was burned out. I needed to take a step back and reconsider what I really wanted to offer to people and the positions I wanted to represent."
Welcome to another episode of “10 Words or Less,” in which I ask brief questions of interesting people and request brief answers in return. Today’s participant is a professor at Tufts University in the subjects of nutrition and psychiatry, and director of the university’s Energy Metabolism Laboratory.
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Dr. Susan Roberts is a Tufts professor of nutrition and psychiatry and a researcher focused on obesity. She is the intellectual force behind the iDiet, which New York Times health writer Jane Brody called “perhaps the most comprehensive approach to eating for effective weight control."
One of the complaints levied against wellness programs is that companies are asking for too much information, and via devices that track sleep, movement, and other data, are in a position to know even more.
It’s a violation of privacy, the faulters fume, and it is, at least, a loss of privacy. It’s only a violation if one is required to use such a device, or is coerced into “choosing” to.