Health and wellness coaching has become a new and growing field. According to a survey by the American College of Sports Medicine, the most important fitness trend of the world has become “educated and experienced fitness professionals.” Personal trainers ranked third in the survey. Why?
Health and wellness coaching bridges a gap left by medical doctors on the one hand, and counselors on the other. Doctors cannot do the kind of intensive work you need to be able to make lifestyle changes, and other types of counseling (therapy) may not necessarily be oriented all towards health (although many counselors can assist with some of these themes and their underlying causes). A health and wellness coach helps you to attain the lifestyle you wish you had, by concentrating on how you can make changes gradually and giving you the accountability you need. A wellness coach can think out of the box with you, looking for activities and ideas that arise naturally out of your own life’s situation. Why get a coach?
There are many reasons why people decide to do so. We want to feel well, be in control of our health, have energy, manage stress better. These are all attainable goals, for everyone. Oftentimes we don’t realize that what we AREN’T doing is worse than the “bad” things we ARE doing. Health and wellness coaching can help rid us of long-term habits that can be addictive, such as sugar cravings. They may not be taken as seriously as a drug addiction, but powerful sugar cravings have effects on our bodies. The way our bodies feel, affect how our emotions and minds run; and vice versa. A personal coach can help to untangle these connections such that you can be freed of unhealthy ways of thinking and acting. All it takes is a willingness to take suggestion and be willing to change!
Wellness Works for You provides a health and wellness coaching program because this is one of the most effective tools for improving employee health. A targeted, one-on-one approach creates the best results because it is the most customizable approach to help people meet their wellness goals. Call us today to learn more about this program.
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