For people looking to make positive changes and enhance their wellbeing, health coaches can provide more in-depth and individualized guidance than what is typically available through standard healthcare. To that end, health coaches frequently help their clients implement lifestyle changes that impact not only what they eat, how much they exercise, but what they can do to help improve all areas of health, based off forming or breaking habits and fitting into their daily life and the challenges associated.
Health coaching is a process that facilitates sustainable transformation of new health habbits by challenging a person to develop their inner wisdom, identify their purpose and values, empower, educate and transform their goals into action.
A Health Coach is a supportive mentor and health authority who helps others feel their best through individualized food and lifestyle changes that meet their unique needs and health goals. Health coaches empower people to believe that they have the ability, skills to succeed and over come the challenges, fears and barriers that are preventing them from achieving their health visions.
Health coaching isn’t about one diet or one way of living. Instead, Health Coaches focus on bio-individuality – the idea that we’re all different and have unique dietary, social, lifestyle, emotional, and physical needs. This means that we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to health and wellness.
Health Coaches also emphasize health beyond the plate as they approach health and wellness through the behaviours and habits that we have or that shape and influence our daily lives. At the core of the Cardea Integrated health program is the idea that there are areas of your life that impact your health (or the psychosocial and/or ecological factors) just as much as the food you eat – social, professional, spirituality, and physical activity.
Along with experiencing improvements in health, working with a health coach helps;
- Sharpen decision-making skills
- Control and manage temptation
- Empowerment to take control of the factors that influence the level of health
- Increase self-awareness around health and the factors that influence it
- Improves overall health (physical, mental, psychosocial)
- Increased confidence in ability to make or break health habits, and sustain them
- Increased motivation to make long term alterations to benefit your vision and purpose
- Greater knowledge and skills to maintain positive habits and continue to improve health
In the end, the goal of health coaching is to empower you to take charge of their health. As you strengthen your sense of agency, you will develop the skills and self efficacy to feel more capable of making healthy choices every day and navigating obstacles in the long run.