What exactly is a health coach?

A health coach is a supportive mentor, accountability partner, and wellness guide who helps others feel their best through individualized food and lifestyle changes that meet their needs and specific health related goals. They help their clients navigate the challenges in their day to day life that are standing in their way. While working with a health coach they will give their client suggestions for improvement and offer support and accountability along the way. A health coach is a certified professional who is passionate about healthy living in every area of life, and wants to help others transform their health and lifestyle.

A health coach promotes the concept of bio-individuality, which is the idea that we’re all unique and have our own special dietary, lifestyle, emotional, and physical needs. There is no one size fits all in holistic health. A health coach works with their clients to discover how to properly nourish their bodies, create a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable, and become the happiest versions of themselves through self discovery and finding out exactly what makes them thrive.

According to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, “Integrative Nutrition Health Coaches are revolutionizing the healthcare system through the power of nutrition, primary food, active listening, high-mileage questions, goal setting, and other techniques unique to health coaching.” Think about how little time you actually spend talking to your doctor. It’s usually a quick conversation, and then you’re on your own. However, your sessions with a health coach last 50 minutes twice a month. These in-depth conversations will help fill in that enormous gap between you and your healthcare provider. Health coaching is more than just a new age section of healthcare; it’s a powerful movement for change that is creating a better world.

Instead of focusing solely treating symptoms, which is common in western medicine, a health coach will direct their attention to prevention of lifestyle disease. Holistic health means looking at the person’s whole life and the factors that may be causing their health issues. In many ways, health coaches help people learn to listen to their own bodies better, be more in tune with their intuition, and become advocates for their well-being.

A health coach acts as an accountability partner to help their clients stay motivated and achieve lasting transformation. By facilitating positive habit changes over time, a health coach works with their clients to eliminate the obstacles between them and a healthier lifestyle. With their expertise, a health coach allows the client to reverse their bad habits gradually. It’s all about progress, not perfection. Lasting change doesn’t happen overnight.

A client may seek to work with a health coach if they are wanting to:

Lose weight

Increase energy

Reduce stress

Adopt a healthier lifestyle

Prevent of manage disease

Improve fertility

Be happier

Feel more vibrant

Improve mental clarity

If this sounds like you, I’d be so honored to be a part of your journey into better health

Contact me today for your free 50 minute health history consultation

Published by Healthy with Chelsea

Hi! I’m a certified holistic health and wellness coach and I’m here to help you achieve your health related goals.

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