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“To ensure good health: eat lightly, breath deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” – William Londen
Benefit from Working with a Health Coach.
Working with a health coach can have a variety of benefits for clients. Some clients may take actions that they never considered possible or overcome sticking points that they thought were insurmountable. Others may see a shift in mindset that helps them take an important next step. Still others may discover how to make lasting lifestyle changes after years of cycles of success and failure.
Who Benefits from coaching?
Anyone who has a health or wellness goal, or concern can benefit from coaching. Some individuals probably have more to gain from the intensive support offered through the coaching experience. For this reason, if any of the following apply to you, coaching might be a worthwhile investment.
- You struggle to lose weight
- You are a chronic yo-yo dieter
- You have special health concerns like heart disease, stroke, prediabetes, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, or other chronic disease processes.
- You feel overwhelmed by all the confusing and conflicting information out there
- You have difficulty making lasting change and need additional support
- You are determined to succeed and willing to put in the work it takes to achieve your goals.
What is a Health and Wellness Coach?
A health and wellness coach works with individuals who want to improve their health and well- being. Using concepts drawn from psychology, behavior change, and life coaching fields, a wellness coach helps their clients overcome obstacles to maintain healthy habits for life. The wellness coach puts you in charge of creating your healthiest life possible, but also provides the tools, methods, and supportive relationship that ensures greater success. It’s a comprehensive and collaborative process between a qualified coach with a health and wellness background and a motivated client that encompasses discovery, problem-solving, action planning and the development of ongoing support systems for the purpose of ensuring clients achieve their desired health behaviors and/or outcomes to make lasting changes that support the individual through the lifespan.
Coaching is a process that helps you reach your full potential. Guiding individuals toward making sustainable long-term and long-lasting changes that lead to better health, more energy, more fulfilling relationships with family and friends, and a more productive life in general. As the proverb goes, you can give someone a fish and feed them for a day, or you can teach them to fish and feed them for a lifetime.
A healthy lifestyle encompasses daily exercise, proper nutrition, adequate sleep, and effective stress management. If any one of these areas is compromised, it can affect the foundation of our health, resulting in negative health outcomes.
While diet trends and fad diets have never been more abundant, people continue to get sicker.
The costs of cardiovascular disease in the U.S. total 317 billion per year and estimates of adult obesity costs range from 147-210 billion a year. Most of the spending is generated from treating obesity related diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Better health is not a luxury rather a necessity. We can do better. Nutrition is the foundation.
The Coaching Process is designed to:
- identify core values as they relate to health behaviors
- advise clients as they explore their support network, barriers to change, motivation and self-efficacy
- guide clients as they define their health vision and desired outcomes
- assist clients as they establish preliminary short-term and long-term health and wellness goals
- brainstorm and facilitate strategies for meeting these goals
- collaborate to create a concrete yet flexible action plan to ensure lasting success
- provide ongoing support, guidance, accountability, and structure as client implements the action plan and works toward and ultimately achieves the desired goals.
To your health!
“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” ― Ann Wigmore