Making lifestyle changes to improve your health can be a challenging endeavor, especially if you're new to exercise, healthy food choices, or developing positive lifestyle habits. One thing that can help you during the process of reaching your full potential when it comes to health and wellness is to hire a health coach.
What is a health coach?
A health coach is a trained specialist who has the knowledge, expertise, and experience to help an individual to make changes in their day to day life in order to improve their overall health and wellness. Today we will be sharing with you 5 reasons why you might consider hiring a health coach:
1. Goal setting
A health coach will ask you questions about your history in terms of health and wellbeing, what your current lifestyle is like, and how you would want it to be. Based on the answers to these questions, your health coach will help you to determine specific long term goals. Some examples of long term goals related to health could include things such as:
Improve and maintain balance, mobility and coordination
Preventing illness or managing symptoms
Living into old age with minimal health issues or pain
2. Forming new habits that last
Once you and your coach know what your long term goals are, your coach will be able to suggest new habits to start forming, and will guide you on how to incorporate these habits into your life so that they become part of your lifestyle. With each new habit you form, you will be closer to reaching the long term goals. You will have guidance and support on how to make small changes that will cause lasting results.
3. Starting an exercise plan
Health coaches are trained in movement and exercise, and will have the knowledge to assist you with a workout plan. Your coach will be able to help you determine which fitness program will fit your lifestyle, goals, as well as personal preferences. You will also be coached on proper form and technique to perform exercises safely and effectively.
4. Changing eating habits
When you’ve been eating a certain way your entire life, it can feel confusing and complicated to make changes to your diet. Your health coach will be there to make suggestions of small and simple ways that you can start incorporating more supportive foods into your daily meals. Your goals, body type, lifestyle, and personal preferences will all be taken into account when considering the changes, which will be made at a steady pace to avoid overwhelm, and to build up over time.
For some people, one of the most important reasons for seeking out a coach is to have someone to hold them accountable. When you are working with a health coach, you have someone who will give you the tools you need to make the changes you want to see in your life. Your coach will help you to track your progress and make adjustments as needed, whether that's by changing your goal to something that is more achievable, or choosing which new habit to start working on.
At EpitomeFit, our health coaches specialize in movement, exercise, and nutrition. Our expertise will help you to achieve your goals and reach your own personal version of good health and wellbeing. For more information on how to hire a health coach, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!