My job as a health coach is to align clients with their long term health goals and then create some actionable steps to get them there. I bridge the gap between where the client currently is and where they want to be. Think about the journey as a rope bridge, with each wooden panel as one small goal towards achieving the main big goal-the other side. When we see the journey as this bridge, its clear that sometimes we have to take a step back to regain balance, or we may need
If there is one thing that most of my clients have in common, is that they have all tried many many diets. In fact, when they list them off, some I have never even heard off. So what’s the problem? Why out of so many diets have none been effective? Well there are many reasons. Willpower is NOT one of them. Diets are not created for the individual, but rather are marketed to the masses. Weight loss, the primary goal of most “diets” is not just about the food, nor is it about t
If there is one thing that most of us have in common these days, it is stress. We may differ on the source, duration, and type, but as a society, we are programmed to be stressed. How we deal with stress is very individual. While some people may benefit from meditation, others may find meditation incredibly stressful in and of itself. My friends dad recently took a mediation class. When his teacher asked how he enjoyed it, he responded “I found a colonoscopy less stressful”.
For a long time it was believed that brain cells did not regenerate. Once they died, they were gone. There is some good new out there now. Research shows that neurogenesis is in fact possible, and the best way to a achieve it is through movement. Movement stimulates the release of something called BDNF. BDNF, which stands for Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor, is a growth factor that stimulates neurogenesis. As of recently they have even pinpointed which type of movement sti
Prior to working with a health coach myself, I was under the impression that a health coach was someone who told their clients what to eat and how much to exercise. That they prescribed meal plans, did weigh ins, created workout routines, etc. While most health coaches do have a plethora of knowledge relating to both of those topics, our role goes way beyond that. My personal experience shined a light on all of the other elements of wellness that I never stopped to consider.