The Institute for Integrative Nutrition defines health coaching as "a wellness authority and supportive mentor who motivates individuals to cultivate positive health choices. Health coaches educate and support clients to achieve their health goals through lifestyle and behavior adjustments."
As a Certified Health Coach, I work with families, adults, and seniors to achieve greater health with a strong focus on Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, and Nutrition. All four elements affect our health, not just one or two. I use trusted, science based education along with positive encouragement and support to help people become a healthier version of themselves.
Some of my clients are in what I call the "preventive" mindset. These clients are currently not experiencing any pain or chronic illness or injury, and are looking to improve their health and wellness or to maintain good health for as long as possible.
Other clients are in the "repair" mindset. These individuals may be battling chronic pain and inflammation, illness or disease, and are looking for ways to feel better and learn the skills needed to improve their day to day living. For these clients, I try to bridge the gap between what doctors ask their patients to do and patients actually doing it and getting the results they need.
As a health coach, I know that you, the client, are the expert of yourself. For this reason, you steer the ship, so to speak. We look at the goals you want to achieve and break those down into small chunks that you can accomplish. Our goal is to become just a little bit better everyday.
What health coaching is definitely NOT about is treating, prescribing, diagnosing, nor advising you in any way to eat according to a certain diet plan, or to take certain supplements, or to change your medications. This is outside the scope of practice for ANY health coach. We are not doctors. We are coaches. We are not therapists. We are coaches. We are not registered dietitians. We are coaches.
Health coaches motivate, encourage, support, and educate clients on good health practices. We help you find your "why." We help you take a look at your current lifestyle exercise, attitude, and nutrition and help you improve those areas. We go with you every step of the way.
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