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: email@example.com
Can’t wait to get you on the right health path!
Whether or not you care about the environment, you most likely care about your own personal heath (I hope!) and want to make the most of this life. By living a well-balanced life – one in which our family, friends, career, spirituality, and health all blend positively together – you are not only supporting your own wellness, you may also be doing something positive for the environment without having to put any extra effort into it!
Living green is about understanding how our actions impact the health of the planet. But focusing on the environment can be tricky when most of us have a hard time focusing on our own health. Since these our own health and that of the earth are very interconnected, it makes sense to integrate health and wellness consulting with the sustainable lifestyle consulting that Green Living Consulting already provides.
To do that, I am training as a certified health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, based in New York City. This new educational journey is one that is both personal and professional for me. Three and half years ago we lost my husband’s mother to cancer. Over the years I have watched many other family, friends, and colleagues confront various diseases and illnesses, or lose loved ones to them. Not just that. Many family and friends have struggled to wake up feeling good and often rely on caffeine and sugar to help them manage through the day. As mother to a nearly 10-month old, there are many a day that I walk around dazed and groggy, but I notice that when I really focus on my own personal health – and make nutritious food, exercise, and rest a priority – I am not only a happier, more present parent, I have so much more energy and enthusiasm to get other things done (like write this blog at 9:30pm when I could easily zone out to the TV!). So I decided to take this personal and passion for living a well-balanced life to a more professional level. I enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and am already embarking on a comprehensive health coach training. I can’t express in words how cool it is to be part of a whole community dedicated not just to healthy living, but helping others do the same.
So what does this mean for you? More services offered by Green Living Consulting in the area of health and wellness. Soon I’ll be offering health consultations to help people identify their personal health goals. I’ll be offering workshops, group classes, and individual coaching to help you develop the health plan that works for you. The way I see it, if we aren’t living the best and healthiest life we can, then we may just barely be living.
I look forward to sharing more of my health coaching journey – and expanding our services soon! Don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or ideas – or a health challenge you’ve been facing (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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