Adam Campbell

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Adam Campbell



Adam Campbell is Precision Nutrition’s editor-in-chief. He holds a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Kansas, and a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His certifications include NSCA Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Precision Nutrition Level 2. He’s won two National Magazine Awards (2012, 2004).

Prior to Precision Nutrition, Campbell was Chief Content Officer of Rodale, Inc., where he led editorial content for all Rodale brands and products, including Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Prevention, Runner’s World, and Rodale Books. Before that he served as Editor-in-Chief of and Fitness Director for the Men’s Health brand.

Campbell has authored or coauthored six books—with over one million copies sold—including the New York Times bestseller Men's Health Big Book of Exercises and The Women's Health Big Book of Exercises. He’s also appeared on Today, Good Morning America, The Early Show, and The Dr. Oz Show.

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Articles by Adam Campbell

Menopausal woman sleeping

Menopause and sleep: The struggle is real (and, by the way, so are these solutions)

Sleep disruptions are caused by many different factors, not just hormones.

A photograph of a woman who wakes refreshed after having the best sleep of her life, thanks to her sleep, stress, and recovery coach.

Top sleep doctor: Trainers, health coaches, and dietitians can make seriously great sleep coaches.

Find out what it takes to work in this booming field.

A nutrition and health coach reviews programs and goals with a client.

Do nutrition and health coaches need insurance?

Turns out, a waiver doesn’t cover everything.

Scientist's hands in latex gloves holding a Bartlett pear.

Superstition, sciencestition, and how to stop overthinking food.

Why do we care so much about what other people eat?

The research methodology Jobs To Be Done helps you figure out the real reasons people buy what they do, when they do, by assuming less, asking strategic questions, and listening deeply. It also helps you map people’s decision-making timelines and the forces that push and pull them into making decisions.

The Change Maker’s Guide to Starting a Health and Fitness Business

This step-by-step blueprint makes the process far less daunting.

Photo of table full of junk foods, including chips, pretzels, cheesy puffs, caramel corn, and more.

How to eat junk food: A guide for conflicted humans

No foods are off limits!

A photograph of a barbell with weights at a typical fitness center.

Shamed and continually underestimated: What it’s like to go to the gym in a larger body

Go ahead, see how much I can lift.

4 Nut Debates: Settled

4 nut debates, settled [Infographic]

Some nuts are good, and some nuts are TOO good.

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Quiz: What’s your stress score (and why should you care)?

Try this pro strategy to change how you perceive life's stressors.

The traffic light eating method

The traffic light eating method: Diet goldmine—or landmine?

How to eat nutritiously, enjoy your meals, and feel in control around food.

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You’re not lazy: The real reason your health habits crumbled during the pandemic

Get FREE tools to jumpstart your momentum

Photo of a woman's outstretched palm, signaling that she is saying, "no way" to something someone asked of her.

How saying “No” can seriously change your life.

Are you saying “yes” to the things you actually want?

Free Guide: How to Relieve Stress and Get Healthier

If you’re ready to get “unstuck,” this is for you

Woman thought journalling

The thought tool that can lower your stress instantly

Plus, get this free download.

Video: Why “eat less, move more” is incredibly hard

To help someone eat less and move more, it often means looking behind their nutrition and fitness problems.

Opening November 2022: The PN Level 1 Sleep, Stress Management, & Recovery Coaching Certification

Solve the biggest problems blocking your clients’ progress.

How a laid-off factory worker became one of the world’s top nutrition coaches.

How did a guy with no advanced degrees become one of the world’s top nutrition coaches? And what can he teach…you? The answers may surprise you.

FAQ: PN Level 1 Sleep, Stress Management, and Recovery Coaching Certification

Everything you need to know.

The REAL reason clients quit, fail, or ghost you—and what to do about it

Underneath every polite “Sorry, I can’t…” is an iceberg of overwhelm and exhaustion.

Nutrition and mental health: What (and how) to eat

No one food or supplement is king.

How to improve your gut health: 5 research-backed strategies

Improve your microbiome, improve your health.


How to exercise—when you don’t like to exercise

Complicated relationship with exercise? Here’s what to do.

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The Ultimate Macro Calculator

Do you want to lose weight? Gain muscle? Improve health? Boost performance? This free calorie, portion, and macro calculator from Precision Nutrition can help you achieve the results you want.

How to lose 50, 75, 100+ pounds—from 3 health coaches who’ve done it themselves

Achieving such a big goal can be intimidating. Here’s how to break it down.