Do you know what a Health Coach is or does? Have you ever even heard of a Health Coach? Until 2014, I never had – it is a pretty new occupation and concept in the health and wellness arena.
I attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), one of the top schools for health coaches, and I graduated in May 2015.
Here is the definition from IIN – a health coach is a wellness authority and supportive mentor who motivates individuals to cultivate positive health choices. Health coaches educate and support clients to achieve their health goals through lifestyle and behavior adjustments.
The primary objectives of health coaching are to educate the patient regarding self health management and to encourage patients in taking a more proactive role in staying healthy. – Medical Economics, Nov 2010
I think of a Health Coach as someone, with a personal knowledge through their own struggles and specific training on healthy living, coming along side of their clients to guide them, to help them set attainable goals and motivate them into making life long, healthy lifestyle changes so they can live the life they have always wanted.
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