A health coach is your personal health cheerleader, guide, and partner. They help you implement lifestyle changes to improve your physical health.
The most common obstacle people face is their own thoughts about themselves and about change. Health coaches help people work through some of their thoughts. People find out what’s blocking them from following through with the changes they’d like to see. It isn’t about someone telling you what to do, it’s someone who’s respecting your terms and your reasons for wanting — or not wanting — to change. A health coach shows up for you in whatever way you need.
A health coach also provides:
Accountability: Knowing that you have to check in with another person about your progress can give you the push you need to move forward.
Encouragement: Health coaches act as cheerleaders to pick you up when you’re having a not-so-good day.
Unconditional support: A health coach doesn’t judge your actions. They help you come to your own conclusions about what works and what doesn’t in reaching your goals.
Setting and reaching health goals can be challenging. But health coaches can help you move past barriers. Switching to a healthier lifestyle can affect everything. With increased energy and motivation, you’ll be able to do more, be there for others, and live life to the fullest.