How Can a Health Coach Help You?
You're probably thinking that it doesn't take a rocket scientist to improve your health, right? Shouldn't be too complicated – get your five a day, make time for that evening run... So, is there really any point in considering a health coach?
The fact is that for many of us, learning how to improve our health is overwhelming. It doesn't happen overnight, or after a quick five minutes on Google. For many people, considering a health coach can be the difference between achieving your health goals and getting stuck in an endless cycle of New Year's Resolutions.
Let's start with a question. When you envisage a healthier you, what do you imagine? Maybe it's walking past the bakery without feeling tempted or waking up at six am and bounding out of bed for a morning run. The good news is that in reality, improving your health is about more than just cutting out the cake and going for a jog.
So how does a health coach make a difference in your life?
Your Health Coach is your Personal Expert
A health coach is a lot like a personal trainer. Stepping into a gym for the first time is like landing on another planet – where do you start? No one is born knowing which weights to lift.
Similarly, no-one is born knowing the best way for them to become healthier. Your health coach is a fountain of knowledge – an expert, who can provide accurate advice. Chances are you don't understand exactly why you've put on weight, why you aren't full of energy when you wake up or how to deal with midnight cravings.
But your health coach will!
A health coach understands the science behind weight-loss, nutrition and fatigue – just to name a few. We can provide you with personalized tips and tricks which will suit your needs as an individual. Just like having a personal trainer, but for your health.
They are also your Motivator!
Ever reached the 31st of December, woken up and given yourself a pat on the back for sticking to your New Year's Resolution for a whole 365 days? Nearly nobody has.
In fact, about 80% of New Year's Resolutions are dead and buried within two months, so you wouldn't be alone.
A health coach specializes in taking your grand intentions and breaking them down into achievable goals. We help you overcome the temptation to fall back into your old routine and give you the continual guidance you need to reach your long-term goals.
It's their job to save you time.
Getting on top of your health takes time. There are only so many hours in the day and splitting them between working, sleeping and relaxing doesn't leave a whole lot left to dedicate to becoming a healthier, happier you.
A health coach helps you maximize the time which you set aside to improve yourself. Your supermarket shop will be a lot quicker once you know exactly what food to buy. You'll have more time in the gym if you don't spend half an hour searching for the right exercises for you. And you'll have more time to focus on yourself once you've learnt how to deal with stress.
Health coaches are guru's not just in nutrition and exercise but the delicate arts of life-balancing and managing stress. Good health is the precursor to happiness – but you won't find it overnight, and more often than not you won't find it alone.
Want to learn more about how a health coach can get you on the right track? Why not drop me an email at Rana@AvalonHealthCoaching.com - let's chat!