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In one word the purpose of this site is encouragement.

I am a medical doctor, author and a holistic life coach motivated to help those who are looking for holistic ways to move forward in their lives. This means to enjoy vitality and wellness on every level–physically, emotionally and spiritually.

It is all about upgrading those three areas on a daily basis.

It is possible to juggle all the roles we are called to fulfill if we become mindful of what it means to move forward and do it daily.  My experience as a doctor, author, husband, father, marathon runner and part-time journalists equips me to serve as a holistic life coach.


Dr. Peter Nieman is a pediatrician dedicated holistic wellness. He started his practice in 1987. His practice includes two clinics: the pediatric weight clinic in  downtown Calgary and an ambulatory pediatric clinic in South Calgary.

He is the author of Moving Forward–the Power of Consistent Choices in Everyday Life

Currently he appears bi-weekly on CTV Morning Live. He is also a panelist on CTV2 ‘s Alberta Primetime. Since 1999 he has written monthly articles for the Calgary Herald.

Between 2006 and 2013 Dr. Nieman served as a weekly medical contributor on QR77 Radio.

Between 2010 and 2012 he wrote weekly articles for Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, on pediatric topics of the day.

He served on the Canadian Pediatric Society’s Healthy Active Living Committee and Physician Resource Council for Focus on the Family. He is a member of the Alberta Pediatric Association, the Canadian Pediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics. (AAP) Since 2008 he has been the President of the Alberta Chapter of the AAP. He teaches as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Calgary.

Previously, Dr Nieman served on the National Advisory Committee on Physical Activity, Healthy Active Living for Children and Youth, and the Canadian Pediatric Society’s Psychosocial Committee. He has been part of the Obesity Management and Prevention Committee of the Alberta Medical Association and sat on the Academic Advisory Board of the National Foundation for Family Research and Education. He is past- President of the Canadian Pediatric Society’s Section of Community Pediatricians and  the Canadian Christian Medical and Dental Society (1998-2000).

Dr. Peter Nieman obtained his undergraduate degree at Tygerberg Hospital in Capetown, South Africa in 1979. Moving to Calgary in 1983, he completed his residency at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. He became Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Pediatrics) in 1987.

A devoted runner, Dr. Nieman runs daily and completed his 100th marathon in May 2016, achieving his dream of running 100 marathons by age 60.

Dr. Nieman can be contacted via email at info@movingforwarddaily.com

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