First things first; What is a Health Coach?
A Health Coach is a supportive mentor and wellness authority who helps clients feel their best through individualised food and lifestyle changes that meet their unique needs and health goals. It isn't about one strict diet or one way of living; instead, you focus on bio-individuality. Bio-individuality is the idea that we are all different and have unique needs regarding diet, lifestyle, the emotional and physical body.
A Health Coach work with the client to help them discover their optimal health and what works for them, to become the healthiest, happiest version of themselves. They will help you to find your core motivation and create a daily life structure that supports your goals, making it easier for you to take the actions steps needed.
Anyone can benefit from having your own Health Coach - it's not only for people with health issues. When working with a Health Coach, you work holistically, incorporating all aspects of life that nourish you and help you feel well. Common triggers for reaching out to work with a health coach might be reducing inflammation, managing stress, weight loss or weight management, increasing focus, letting go of old patterns that don't serve you anymore, or boosting your overall wellbeing.
If you're unsure where to begin and feeling unclear on health goals, booking a discovery call with a Health Coach might be just what you need. Sometimes we just need to be asked the right questions so that we can begin to find the answers.
So then, how can a Health Coach help you?
1. Support your journey towards your goals.
Working together with a Health Coach can increase your positive outcomes by giving guidance, support, and the right tools needed for you. You'll have your own safe space and a supportive mentor. Changing long-held behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes is challenging. Making big changes often requires being held accountable. A Health Coach is a perfect person to do that, not only in your one-on-one sessions but also via email and texts between sessions. Everything shared between the client and the coach is strictly confidential. You'll have your own safe space to share your thoughts and emotions - something we all can benefit from every now and then.
2. Help you implement healthy habits.
We all know that eating our daily greens, staying hydrated, and working out will boost our health. But in the end, most people struggle to actually make these healthy resolutions into habits. While working with a health coach, you'll learn to implement a holistic approach to your everyday life and create healthy habits. You'll start implementing a few micro habits that will lead to a permanent, positive change without even bigger notice. Remember, you don't need to be on a strict diet or crazy workout schedule to be healthy and well. To be well and healthy should be fun!
3. Provide you with the info needed to save time.
Implementing new healthy habits is often difficult, especially if you have a lot going on in your life. It takes time to research, get the right tips and tools needed, plus actually take the actions towards your goals. A Health Coach will give you all the practical tips needed, save you time, and reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed. It’s a win-win!
4. Give you a bio-individual health plan.
As mentioned before, when working with a Health Coach, the focus is on bio-individuality. This means that your plan will be personalized for you and your needs, and throughout your journey, it might change if needed. As well as our life changes, our needs regarding health and wellness will too. This is important to take in consideration to be able to reach optimal health.
5. Help you find your strengths and fulfill your potential.
Traditional psychology often focuses on what is "wrong" with people and what needs to be "fixed." Although this also is a part of coaching, the main focuses are on what has, can, and will work better for you. A Health Coach will work with you to boost your strengths and uniqueness to improve the health goals and behavior you wish to address.
Health trends are all over SoMe, and every day there is a new "right way" to live well and healthy. A Health Coach will make sure you find 'your way' of living; investing in your well-being and yourself is the best investment you can make.