Wellness appears to be the latest buzzword in the world of health. Oxford defines wellness as “the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal”. So what does it look like to achieve wellness and how can a Health Coach help you get there? While you are likely already familiar with personal trainers, nutritionists, therapists and maybe even feng shui experts, you may be surprised to learn that a Health Coach is an amalgamation of all of these professions. Health Coaches take a holistic approach to wellness, guiding and supporting you on your journey to the place where your mind and body are functioning in true harmony. When you enlist the support of a Health Coach, here are five ways you can expect your life to change for the better:
1. Improved quality of sleep.
You will learn the value of quality sleep, and all of the daily interferences that are perhaps inhibiting your nightly restoration. A good night’s rest will provide you with internal organ restoration, hormone regulation and memory consolidation. There is currently an underappreciation of sleep and a glorification of running on empty in our culture these days and a Health Coach will provide you with suggestions to improve your sleep, in order to reap the benefits of quality, restorative sleep.
2. Digestive issues will improve.
Stress, anxiety, medication, lack of sleep and processed foods are all participants in messing with your gut’s microbiome. Your gut regulates not only digestion of food, but your hormones as well. Digestive issues are a common complaint, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome, gluten sensitivity, SIBO, constipation, and the list goes on. When working with a Health Coach, you will explore all of the ways that you can heal your gut through stress reduction and dietary changes, such as the addition of probiotics and a variety of fermented foods.
3. Your weight will naturally reset to your appropriate, bio-individual weight.
Gone are the days of the fad diets! It is not required of you to commit to an unrealistic and restrictive diet of cabbage soup, lemon water, raw foods, low carb, fat free, Paleo or Keto, for example. A Health Coach will be knowledgeable in these dietary theories in order to help guide you to the best eating habits for your particular concerns. More importantly, a Health Coach will assist your with the addition of brightly colored fruits and vegetables, whole grains, organic, hormone-free, grass-fed meats, and the lovely world of whole, unprocessed foods. These foods will nourish you, provide you will fiber that makes you feel full, antioxidants that may help prevent cancer, vitamins and nutrients that will make your skin glow and provide you with the life energy that you’re craving. You’ll focus on adding in the right foods and learn how to listen to your body and eat intuitively.
4. Your career will become more meaningful and satisfying.
A Health Coach will work from a holistic approach, and will encourage you to take a good look at your current career path. You will learn how to identify your innate strengths and passions, as well as the steps to push your career forward. We spend the majority of our waking hours at work so it is important that this is a place of inspiration, productivity and purpose. A Health Coach will support you in your decision to progress within your career path or pivot in a completely different direction if that is what would heal your professional soul!
5. You will learn how to self-heal your mind and body for the rest of your life.
A Health Coach will change your life by providing you with the tools to create healthy habits and hold yourself accountable for life. Once you learn how to create and maintain synergy between your body and mind, you will have tapped into your innate ability to be your own Health Coach, as no one knows YOU better than YOU.