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Brandon Rice, Health Coach

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Lifestyle & Wellness | Membership | Wellness

By: Brandon Rice, Health Coach
June 18th, 2021

What is health coaching like at PartnerMD? What might your first appointment look like? What can you do to best utilize our health coaches? Short Pump health coach Brandon Rice walks you through what he likes to do during that first meeting with a patient and how he helps people put together a plan to achieve their goals for the long term.

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Lifestyle & Wellness | Facebook Live Recap | OptimizePMD | Wellness

By: Brandon Rice, Health Coach
May 13th, 2021

Are you back at the office after working from home for much of the past year? Maybe you're heading back full-time in the coming days or weeks? You can still stay active with just a little effort while back at the office.

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Lifestyle & Wellness

By: Brandon Rice, Health Coach
April 14th, 2021

Most sports apparel commercials feature athletes engaging in several hours of exercise and dripping with sweat. These athletes embody the important benefits of working out: fit and strong bodies, increased cardiovascular performance, better cognitive function and more energy. But when you think of achieving these benefits for yourself, most people find it hard to find the time to devote even an hour per day to exercise, let alone the intense workouts we have come to think of as normal. Therefore, if you can’t invest that kind of time and energy, you might as well do nothing, right?

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Lifestyle & Wellness

By: Brandon Rice, Health Coach
March 23rd, 2021

Let's discuss how to combine cardio and weightlifting in order to maximize your weight loss results.

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Facebook Live Recap | MetabolizePMD | OptimizePMD | Wellness

By: Brandon Rice, Health Coach
March 2nd, 2021

What should you eat before your workout, during your workout, and after your workout? When should you eat before and after exercise? Short Pump health coach Brandon Rice explains.

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Facebook Live Recap | OptimizePMD | Wellness

By: Brandon Rice, Health Coach
February 8th, 2021

Most people think of a heart-healthy workout as being cardio, which is completely true. Being able to elevate your heart rate to a steady state of anywhere between 60 to 80% of your maximum heart rate is going to give you benefits such as calorie burning, lowering your blood pressure, being able to lower cholesterol, and all of the awesome benefits that exercise can provide to heart health.

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Lifestyle & Wellness | Facebook Live Recap | MetabolizePMD | OptimizePMD | Wellness

By: Brandon Rice, Health Coach
January 26th, 2021

It's almost February. The new year seems like a long time ago. Have your New Year's resolutions fallen by the wayside? If so, it's not too late to get back on track. In this video, Short Pump health coach Brandon Rice talks about a few strategies you can use to get back moving in the right direction (or set new goals altogether). Watch the video below and read on for a full recap. 

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Lifestyle & Wellness | Facebook Live Recap | OptimizePMD | Wellness

By: Brandon Rice, Health Coach
January 18th, 2021

Warming up is an important piece of exercise. Without a good warm-up, you not only risk injury, but you also won't be maximizing the potential of your workout.