What issues/problems/challenges are addressed with health coaching?
Think of wellness to be optimal control over your body weight, nutrition, blood pressure, and of a healthier lifestyle. If you regularly have challenges in any of these areas, or you seek experience and knowledge to make your journey faster, health and wellness coaching might be a fit. A health coach provides a framework and accountability to help you meet those challenges and reach your health and wellness goals.
Some of the things a health coach may help you with include:
- Weight loss
- Improving diet through integrative nutrition
- Exercise habits
- Stress management skills
- Managing chronic health conditions such as diabetes or heart disease.
- Preventing health problems in the future.
Who is Health Coaching for?
A health coach helps all sorts of people to improve their health. Engineers, doctors, lawyers, marketers, programmers, managers and leaders are examples of folks who are busy with a career and might not have time to also optimize their health.
Health and wellness coaches in the corporate environment are perfectly trained to oversee corporate wellness programs. A wellness coach helps private companies make sure staff achieve their desired level of physical activity through tips, fitness programs and training. Employers can rely on a health coach for research-backed guidance to keep their staff happy and healthy.
What Does a Health Coach Do?
Health coaching is a very individualized process. It will vary depending on your health goals, personality, and preferences. However, a good health coach follow the same general steps:
The health coach will meet with you to discuss your health history and goals. They will also assess your current lifestyle and habits.
Together, you and your health coach will set realistic goals for improving your health.
The health coach will help you develop a plan to achieve your goals. This may include changes to your diet, exercise routine, or stress management skills.
Support and Accountability
The health coach will provide support and accountability to help you stay on track. They will also help you modify your plan as needed.
The health coach will periodically evaluate your progress and make changes to your program as necessary.
Health coaching sessions are conducted on a weekly basis for a one hour session. In the initial session, your health coach will identify areas of your lifestyle that need change, and take into consideration your time, lifestyle, levels of motivation and budget to help you achieve your goals. After the health coaching program is completed, your health coach will provide you with a plan that can be used for life.