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Melyssa with a WHY

Healthy living doesn't have to suck!

Featuring solo episodes and casual conversations with guest expert interviews about all things health and well-being!

The podcast that's focused on supporting your journey towards healthier living!

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These value-packed, casual conversations will feel like you are in the room with us, chatting over coffee with friends!

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We find industry experts that align with the Healthy Living Doesn't Have to SUCK message to share with you!

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Each week, we will provide realistic tips for you to apply the information you learn to your own life!

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Hey y'all! My name is Melyssa with a WHY, lifestyle medicine coach with over 15 years of experience with behavior modification. I wrote my book, Healthy Living Doesn’t Have to SUCK, to teach people how to develop health promoting habits in a sustainable, enjoyable way!
After years of my own personal experience with yo-yo dieting and fitness fads, I finally discovered the power of engaging in health and wellness coaching as a way to overcome all of the other typical, short-lived programs. As a lifelong science geek, the method to my madness incorporates a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach stemming from lifestyle medicine, positive psychology, and acceptance and commitment coaching.

So if you're looking for a coach that is classy, sassy, and a bit badass-y... Then you're in the right place!

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I'm your host, Melyssa with a WHY!

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Join Melyssa Allen in this episode of the Healthy Living Doesn’t Have to SUCK podcast as she chats with special guest Kam Niskach, a doctor of physical therapy, MetKon RX format creator, and owner of KPOW Nutrition. Kam shares her journey and discusses the importance of mindset, behavior changes, and the role of supplements as […]

26. Tools in Your Healthy Living Toolbox: MetKon, KPOW, and More with Kamela Niskach, DPT

In this episode of the Healthy Living Doesn’t Have to SUCK podcast, Melyssa shares insights into lifestyle medicine and its significant impact on mental health. Celebrating Lifestyle Medicine Week 2024, coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Month, Melyssa emphasizes six pillars of lifestyle medicine: physical activity, plant-predominant eating, effective stress management, healthy sleep, positive social connections, […]

25. Lifestyle Medicine Week 2024: The Impact of Lifestyle Medicine on Mental Health

In this episode of Healthy Living Doesn’t Have to SUCK, Melyssa explores the complexities of navigating grief and promoting mental health with Dr. Annelise Cunningham, author of Grief is Fucking Hard: Love Notes from a Trauma and Loss Psychologist. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the episode discusses breaking the stigma around mental health struggles, […]

In this episode of the Healthy Living Doesn’t Have to SUCK Podcast, Melyssa is joined by one of her all-time favorite life and business coaches – Cara Alwill, creator of The Champagne Diet! They discuss the importance of embracing a healthy lifestyle without succumbing to societal pressures and restrictive norms. Cara shares her journey from […]

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