Find out if a health coach is the key to taking your health to the next level.
A health coach sounds like something for the rich and famous. But you don’t have to have your own reality show or an entourage to reap the benefits of health coaching. An increasing number of Americans are turning to these wellness champions to help them ditch bad habits and adopt new, healthier ones.
What is a health coach?
A health coach is your personal health cheerleader, guide and partner. They help you implement lifestyle changes to improve your physical health.
Health coaches typically address five key areas that affect wellness, with topics branching off into other categories. The five key areas are: stress, nutrition, sleep, physical activity and time management.
If one of those areas is out of balance, it’s likely the others are as well. Someone who isn’t very physically active may also be highly stressed, not sleeping soundly at night or not eating well. Combined, it can feel overwhelming.
Health coaches help people sort out where to start and make small changes that grow over time.
What does a health coach do?
A health coach helps you create a plan for your wellness and gets you “unstuck” by helping you figure out what’s keeping you from reaching your health goals. Your coach regularly checks in with you by email, phone calls or in-person meetings, usually over the course of at least three months. During those conversations, a health coach asks questions to get you thinking about how you can overcome challenges. He or she will keep you accountable and will help you get motivated to stay on the right track to reach your goals.
Benefits of health coaching
Change is often difficult, even when it’s something we really want. Sometimes it even feels downright impossible. The benefit of health coaching is having someone in your corner to help you through it, and research shows it works. One study found that people who went through three months of health coaching significantly improved: blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose (blood sugar), triglycerides (blood fat), body weight and cardiovascular fitness.
A health coach can help when you feel like nothing you’ve done on your own has worked. Or give you a boost if you’re feeling overwhelmed, discouraged or like you don’t have enough time.
Often, a person might leave a doctor’s appointment and feel discouraged. Like, ‘Gosh, I have to lose all this weight,’ or ‘Now I have all these things I have to do.’” A health coach can help people see they have strengths they can use to start making changes. They help people see the possibilities based on their unique situation and abilities so that it’s simpler and easier to make sustainable changes.
A health coach also provides:
Accountability – Knowing that you have to check in with another person about your progress can give you the push you need to move forward.
Encouragement – Health coaches act as cheerleaders to pick you up when you’re having a not-so-good day.
Unconditional support – Health coaches don’t judge your actions. They help you come to your own conclusions about what works and what doesn’t in reaching your goals.
How to Get Our Help?
Within our office, we offer expert advice tailored to your life-changing health issue for FREE, in under 30 minutes.
In one of your free taster sessions, you will get the opportunity to speak to one of your friendly team members in a relaxed environment on a 1-1 basis and discover:
What is the underlying cause of your health issue or weight gain?
Roughly, how long will it take to fix my problem?
What to do to help-which doesn’t include fad diets or pre made diet systems.
Our taster sessions are great for anyone that may be “unsure” if health coaching is right for them, and they give you the opportunity to ask questions and see for yourself if we can help you.
To arrange a FREE taster session give us a call at 703-982-0006.