Getting healthy can feel overwhelming. Between changing your diet, fitting more exercise into your schedule and adjusting daily habits to improve your life, it can be hard to figure out what exactly you need to do to and how to get it all done. Enter the health coach. An important resource for people who are trying to better their health and wellness, a health coach is someone who objectively takes a look at your life and your personal goals and sets you up with a toolkit to achieve wellness for life.
Health coaches have a wealth of knowledge in healthy eating, stress management and life-balancing tools and techniques. Many doctors are now referring patients to health coaches for support in bettering their lifestyles and overall health. But you can easily seek assistance on your own. Whether you’re looking to cut gluten or dairy from your diet, maintain a healthy weight or get back to the gym, a health coach can help.
Here are some additional things a health coach can do for you:
- Work with you to determine the best foods for your body—whether you need to go gluten free, dairy free or simply want to eat more fresh veggies and fruit or cut back on processed foods
- Hand pick clean eating recipes for you and your family
- Help you to feed your family well, based on your schedule
- Guide you on the best exercises for your body
- Educate you on self-care and relaxation
- Show you stress-reducing methods that work for you and your lifestyle
And here are some things a health coach can’t do:
- Treat, diagnose or cure disease
- Write prescriptions
- Guarantee success unless you follow specific recommendations
- Give you a magic pill or potion for instant results
The bottom line is that a health coach can be a helpful guide on your journey to living a healthier life. You can achieve your best health and you will be able achieve your goals with a professional coach who has the proper knowledge and experience on your side. Remember to always check a coach’s references and credentials before beginning any program.