Who can benefit from a health coach? Everyone can.
Take a quick look at the following people:
- A 42-year-old woman has a hard time staying asleep at night
- A 33-year-old man receives a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes
- A 50-year-old man who runs marathons is struggling with keeping his energy up while racing
- A 29-year-old woman has begun lifting weights and wants to reduce her body fat percentage safely.
- A family of 4 wants to go gluten free in support of their child with celiac disease.
- A 58-year-old woman wants to lower her cholesterol without prescription medications.
- A dual-income busy family wants to move toward preparing more meals at home to save money.
What do all of these people have in common? They could all benefit from the support of a Health Coach
For people with diagnosed medical conditions, health coaches pick up where doctors leave off. Most doctors want their patients to pursue more conservative, lifestyle changes for better health, and yet simply do not have the time to help patients walk through the steps to make those lifestyle changes. A good health coach is happy to work collaboratively with your physician(s) to implement nutrition and exercise plans as they see fit.
For people with little nagging problems that maybe don’t quite warrant a visit to a doctor, health coaches can help you analyze your lifestyle and make changes to alleviate many issues. A health coach can help you gradually eat, sleep, and feel better with long-term lifestyle changes.
Health coaches will look at the habits and preferences of the client and help find the places where that client is ready to change. Their goal for you is to make changes feel natural and attainable, and with measurable results.
Robyn L. Bumgarner
ACE-Certified Health Coach and Personal Trainer