This blog was contributed by Heather Hartung and Shelli Andrews.
Are you confused by the abundance of conflicting nutrition advice out there? Do you feel you need more support for your health issues, but don’t know where to begin? Do you wonder what his getting in the way of being and feeling healthy? Navigating your health can feel overwhelming! Health coaches can help you sort through it all, while providing one-on-one support, guidance, and accountability.
The reality is there is no “one-size-fits-all” diet or approach that’s going to work for every single person, and figuring out the most nourishing diet and lifestyle for YOU isn’t always easy! Whether you’re struggling with cravings, finding the motivation to keep up with your fitness routine, have difficulty managing stress, or desire more creativity in the kitchen, a health coach can help you establish the structure you need to make progress toward your goals. A health coach will help you identify the easiest changes to make today that will make the biggest impact on your health for a lifetime. A health coach can help you sort out truth from fiction, provide you with information that’s tailored to your individual challenges or goals, and most importantly give you the time and space to ask questions, be yourself, and speak openly in a supportive environment.
Here are just a few reasons you might benefit from a health coach!
Something seems “off” in your body but you can’t figure out what it is or how to fix it. Fatigue, low energy, brain fog, weight gain and digestive issues are all common symptoms, but the root of the problems differ from person to person! Sometimes seemingly minor or common issues can have major effects on health! Don’t let things get out of hand. Working with a Health Coach can help you process through what you’re experiencing, identify triggers, get to the root of your imbalance, and find new ways to help you feel your very best. A health coach can teach you how to tune in to your body’s signals and guide you in making sustainable lifestyle adjustments.
You’re not sure where to begin.
You know you need to make a diet and lifestyle change, but feel confused and overwhelmed. There is a lot of conflicting nutrition advice out there and everyone is touting a different diet plan. Paleo, vegan, ketogenic, Mediterranean…which diet plan is best? A health coach can help you sort through the noise and guide you toward an eating plan that works best for you! A health coach can help you create your personal wellness vision: what would your life look like if you were at your optimal level of health and wellness? You’ll explore what matters to you to help you find the motivation to make sustainable, long lasting changes.
You’re looking for a more personal approach with plenty of accountability.
A health coach can help you shine a light on patterns that aren’t serving you and guide you to create healthier habits. A health coach will empower you to take responsibility for your own health, while listening deeply to you and guiding you in making sustainable diet and lifestyle choices that will support your goals.
You’re struggling to accomplish your goals. You’re more likely to succeed when you have guidance and accountability. Regular check-ins with a health coach make you accountable for your choices in a way that is motivating and encouraging. A health coach will help you both set and reconnect with your primary goals and what’s preventing you from achieving them.
You know it’s about more than the food.
There are many factors that go into finding your unique balance! Stressors and toxins in our lives, adequate sleep, and feeling that we are living a life of purpose are just some of the factors that influence our health. Connecting the dots, putting it all together in a way that makes sense and allows you to thrive requires personal attention from someone knowledgeable and supportive. A health coach takes a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means looking at how all areas of your life are connected. If you are fearful of change, a health coach can help you identify and conquer the fear, so you feel supported, accountable and empowered!
You want to be a positive role model for your family.
One of the amazing things that begins to happen when we truly begin to care for ourselves, is the positive ripple effect it has on others. A health coach can help you improve your own health and through that process, allow you to become an inspiration for others, whether family, friends or colleagues!