What Is A Health & Wellness Coach? Here's Your Answer

What Is A Health & Wellness Coach? Here's Your Answer
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If you're interested in making lifestyle changes, a health and wellness coach is an great choice

Nearly everyone has a vision for his or her authentic life. All across the country people who want to make changes in their lifestyles are hiring health and wellness coaches. But what is a health and wellness coach? And what benefits do they offer you?

A health and wellness coach acts as a mentor; supporting and motivating you to cultivate positive lifestyle choices. They help you address the issues you are struggling with in your day to day life, taking a whole body approach. This means going beyond food, diet, and exercise issues.

If you’re interested in making major lifestyle changes, a health and wellness coach is an appropriate choice. Your coach will explore the many facets you; helping you to discover and navigate your obstacles and to develop your overall strengths and abilities. They will help you set personal and professional goals in order to obtain optimal health and well-being.

Why would you want to hire a health and wellness coach?

Getting the most out of life is something we aspire to; we want to live long and prosperous lives. At a time when obesity rates and stress levels are at an all-time high, health and wellness coaches offer the guidance needed to fend off preventable disease, and to live longer, more vibrant lives.

The focus of health and wellness coaching is to address your particular problems and provide solutions to your specific needs. It is meant to bring about positive and long term lifestyle changes. Coaches work with you to discover your individuality, your unique challenges, your personal power.

Some of the most common social ills that affect our daily lives include:

  • Work/media overload
  • Money/economy concerns
  • Family responsibilities/ relationship issues
  • Stress/depression/anxiety
  • Obesity/unhealthy diet
  • Lack of exercise/decreased stamina
  • Indifference/apathy

The consequences of these struggles often result in a health crisis. The more fit you are physically, emotionally and spiritually, the more likely you will be able to deal with and manage your daily life. It’s important to remember that your success will be intentional, not accidental. You must move forward, knowing that you are in charge.

How would you work with a health and wellness coach?

With technology being what it is, coaching can be done in person, on the phone, or by computer. The sessions will range in length of time and the number of weeks depending on your needs and what you are trying to accomplish.

During an initial interview with your coach you will discuss your wellness goals and the challenges you face in reaching them. During your sessions, your coach will offer guidance and encouragement, and will hold you accountable for achieving your goals.

You will be responsible to complete a series of assignments; work to be done between coaching sessions. By concentrating on your strengths and building upon them, you will work toward your desired goals.

Results toward any goal come from many small changes accumulated over time. Goals that you once thought were beyond your reach can be attained if practiced gradually, continuously, and constantly.

With each success your self-confidence and self-esteem grows. It’s not long before you are accomplishing more than you ever believed possible. Now is the time to envision a healthier life for yourself. Today is the day to commit, to take action and to make changes.

What should you look for when hiring a health and wellness coach?

You will be spending a significant amount of time in a personal and confidential relationship with your coach. It is imperative that you trust sharing your life’s visions with them. You should feel strongly that your coach will help you attain your goals and that the two of you are a good match.

Every coach will have their own unique style based on their personality. Look for someone you can relate to; someone who inspires you, who has an understanding and compassion for where you are in your journey.

Your coach is your partner; they are there to provide their expertise and structure, raise your confidence and hold you accountable. A great health and wellness coach will encourage you to learn and grow, they will motivate you and take you to the next level.

Who can benefit from working with a health and wellness coach?

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by life and realize you need to make significant changes it may be time to do something different than you’ve ever done before. Stop living a life of temporary changes and quick fixes that only provide short lived results.

Empower yourself by setting your personal and professional goals in motion, and work toward a life of happiness. Whether it is changing your eating and exercise habits, relieving stress and anxiety, or taking back control of your work day and family life, a health and wellness coach may be just what you’re looking for.

Creating a healthy lifestyle for yourself need not be such a mystery, Judy Molinaro is here to help. Email her at  judy@judymolinaro.com or call 386-871-0582 so you can talk about how things are going for you. Download her free e-book 9 Ways To Kickstart Your Fitness In 2017!

This article was originally published at Fit You Wellness Solutions. Reprinted with permission from the author.