A health coach is a wellness consultant and mentor whose role is to support, motivate, educate, and empower individuals in order to encourage positive health choices through lifestyle and behavior adjustments. Proper health coach training programs and certifications ensure that coaches know how to work with diverse groups of people, and equip them with the tools necessary to best fit their clients’ needs.
Many people allow their minds to immediately associate health with exercise and dieting, often to the extreme of both. These, however, are only components of a bigger picture. Health is a state of being, and as such, deeply reflects our mental state. In order to achieve good health we must therefore first ensure we have the best frame of mind--one that is ready to work towards becoming and accepting the best version of ourselves.
In health coaching, the philosophy is one of constant assessment and adjustment. Healthy living is a journey that is different for everyone. The key is to look at every facet of each person’s life and how it affects health--mentally, physically, and spiritually. Small changes can often lead to big results, and by tailoring those changes to your life and remaining flexible and open to better solutions, together, we can find your healthiest lifestyle plan and get you on the right track.
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The right plan will help you:
Set goals that are realistic, encouraging, and attainable
Recognize the connection between feelings, thoughts, and behaviors
Become empowered by learning to listen to your internal wisdom
Learn healthy coping and stress-management skills
Boost energy and feel better overall
Reduce cravings by understanding them
Improve nutrition by introducing new foods and recipes
Develop confidence in a new, healthy lifestyle
“The primary objectives of health coaching are to educate the patient regarding self-health management and to encourage patients in taking a more proactive role in staying healthy.”-Medical Economics, Nov 2010