Fox Business recently featured an article, “Do You Need a Health Coach?” The writer, Donna Fuscado, did a great job of explaining how health coaches support more than just nutrition and exercise goals.
“When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, it’s more than just what you eat and how you exercise. The quality and quantity of your sleep, how you deal with stress and your emotional well-being also play a role in your overall health. While doctors and physicians can diagnosis and treat illnesses, health coaches can teach preventative measures that thwart a visit to a doctor altogether.”
The article points out the difference between health coaches and other health practitioners. For example, personal trainers primarily work on fitness, with some also providing nutrition advice. Health coaches will provide nutrition and exercise support as well as stress relief, overall life balance, spirituality, and relationship support. We look to our medical doctors generally for specific health concerns and our health care system rarely allows for an in-depth look at a patient’s nutrition and physical activity. Health coaches can be a great compliment to medical doctors’ intervention approach with a proactive and often preventative approach to overall health.
As a new health coach, one of my goals is to work with clients on choices that are not just healthy for them, but also for the planet. While helping you determine what foods are best for your body, I’ll help you prioritize what to buy organic. If a detox is part of your program, we’ll also explore potential toxins in your home that could be disrupting your health. Have a family? We’ll discuss the best methods for creating a healthy, eco-friendly home.
Want to more about how a health coach can support you to be your most energetic, vivacious, creative and happy self? Email me for a complimentary health history consultation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can’t wait to get you on the right health path!