What Does a Health and Wellness Coach Do?

Sometimes, life can be overwhelming. You may have a vision for your ideal life, but making it a reality may seem like an uphill battle. You may be setting goals and falling short. It is at this point that you need a health and wellness coach.



What Is a Health and Wellness Coach?



A health and wellness coach is an individual or team that works one-on-one with you to find out what is withholding you from thriving. They will help you overcome your obstacles and maintain healthy habits to help you achieve your goals. They draw their concepts from psychology, life coaching, and behavior change.


Health and wellness coaches can specialize in different areas, depending on their interests and educational background. They are open-minded, ready to listen to you, and gently push you to achieve your goals.



Why Engage a Health and Wellness Coach?



The benefits of engaging a health and wellness coach are immeasurable. They are not just physical, but they are also emotional and mental. People work with health and wellness coaches for different reasons. These include:


  • Prioritizing self-care
  • Achieving a work-life balance
  • Practicing a positive mindset
  • Losing weight
  • Quitting smoking
  • Improving interpersonal relationships
  • Increasing life satisfaction



How Do Coaches Help With Goals?



They will give you the tools and support you need to achieve your goals. They will help you break down your overall goals into individual steps. They will help you feel less pressure and create manageable milestones. You can ultimately accomplish your goals in minimal time.

They will work with you to develop a positive mindset to help you achieve your goals. You will overcome poor fitness, uncontrolled stress, or low energy. A health and wellness coach will provide valuable insight and encouragement that will help you expand your capacity.

You will be able to push through barriers and deal with things that may seem impossible. You will embrace a lifestyle change and sustain it. They will stir you to engage in daily activities that you were previously unable to engage in, invest in your health, and order your life.



Coaching Plans



Health and wellness coaches can personalize a plan to suit your needs. But for a coach to develop the best plan for you, you need to be open and honest about your personal life. 


Traditional plans include:


  • Tips for healthy eating
  • Prioritizing your care
  • Stress management methods
  • Maintaining a positive outlook
  • Balancing your schedule



What a Coach Will Not Do



Although coaches have a broad knowledge of nutrition, exercise, and other disciplines, they are not your nutritionists or personal trainers. It is wise to get additional specialists to help you with your physical and mental health. Health coaches are often not licensed psychologists, doctors, or therapists. 


They cannot diagnose your problem or recommend treatment for it. Health and wellness coaches cannot recommend a fitness regime or nutrition plan. The best they can do is help you set positive goals you can work with to get better. They will help you stay on your journey to wellness, encouraging you every step of the way.


For more information on what a health and wellness coach does, visit Dr. Dan Kirschner Chiropractic at our office in Arcadia or Sarasota, Florida. You can call (863) 494-7110 or (941) 214-6150 today to schedule an appointment. 

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