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Alisa Bowman, PN1

PN1, Health and Nutrition Specialist

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Alisa Bowman a Precision Nutrition writer and editor. In addition to a BA in journalism from Penn State University, Bowman has earned certifications in Udana and prenatal yoga as well as massage therapy.

Her more than 20 years editorial experience includes serving as the head of product development and content marketing for Hearst Products Studio, a senior health editor for Rodale Books, health and fitness editor for Runner’s World, fitness columnist for Yoga Journal, and a health columnist and blogger for the Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

She has written for Men’s Health, Prevention, Women’s Health, Parents, and a variety of other magazines and websites as well collaborated on more than 20 books, including The Skinny, Be Fearless, and The Joy of Half a Cookie. She has also appeared on a variety of programs, including Today, Good Morning America, and CBS This Morning.

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Articles by Alisa Bowman, PN1

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

No one food or supplement is king.

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.

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How saying “No” can seriously change your life.

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

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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.

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 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.

Photo of woman in jammies and pink top, stress eating while holding a glass of wine and a slice of pizza.

Jedi coaching tricks: Help clients go from “I’m overwhelmed” to “I’ve got this.”

These strategies can feel like a “verbal weighted blanket” for stressed-out clients.

A photo of a woman set against a red background. The woman is using her smartphone to listen to music and dance. She does not have nomophobia or a smartphone addiction and doesn't need a digital detox.

Cell phones have a terrible reputation. Here’s how to use yours for better health.

You’ll be happy to know: There’s no digital detox required.

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Invisible stressors: Are they sucking the life out of your health?

Here's how to recover from them.

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Social connections: Could they be even more important than cholesterol?

It’s impossible to untangle social health from physical health.

Health coach salaries: Here’s what you can expect to make in a year.

Our income calculator will help you set your rates.

The client intake form: What it is and how to use it.

You’re going to know more about your clients than ever before.

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The 5-step method that turns “I don’t know what I’m doing!” into a coaching superpower.

Learn how to help clients even when you (gulp) don't know all the answers.

Could a nutrition certification lead to a thriving side business? 

Learn how it supplemented her primary career.

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Precision Nutrition Certification Grads: Spotlight on Christina Relke

When COVID hit and her gym closed in the spring of 2020, Christina Relke initially thought she’d just been given a vacation. She happily reacquainted herself with her couch, the remote, and everything Netflix had to offer. “I thought I’d just go home, figure things out, and then go back to work,” says Relke, BA, […]

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How to choose the right nutrition certification program—for YOU

To choose the right nutrition certification program for you, consider the topics covered, cost, program length, the company’s reputation, and more.

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Do you have a Stress Bod? The surprising science of feeling awful—and what to do about it. [Infographic]

Some of the effects of stress on the body are obvious, like a racing pulse. But some chronic stress symptoms are much more subtle. Here’s what you need to know.

On the left, illustration of fast food burger with fries vs. six ounce tenderloin with baked potato and steamed broccoli, and their caloric value; on the right, bar graph comparing the burger and tenderloin's beneficial nutritional values

The 5 universal principles of good nutrition, according to science.

What nutrition advice can you really count on? Use these 5 nutrition principles to know what to eat for fat loss and overall health.

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How to become a nutrition coach: Everything you need to know

How do you become a nutrition coach? What do nutrition coaches do? How much do nutrition coaches earn? And what certifications are needed to become one? In this article, you’ll find the answers to all of those questions—and many more.

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The truth about whole grains vs. refined grains. [Infographic]

Learn the facts about processing, food labels, and nutrient content.

Illustrations of five people who represent different ways stress makes fat loss harder.

The fat loss X-factor: Learn the lifestyle coaching technique that drives better client results.

When fat loss stalls, it’s easy to blame diet and exercise. But what if they aren’t the REAL problem?

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Is your health and fitness routine broken? What to do when staying in shape feels harder than ever.

A healthy lifestyle is never effortless. Only for many of us, it feels unusually hard right now. Shockingly so, perhaps. Yes, stress, overwhelm, and depression may all be contributing factors. But there’s also a good chance something else happened: The pandemic just broke your “system.” We know: That sounds like a plot twist from Westworld. […]