What is Wellness?
Wellness is the mastery of one’s physical, emotional and mental well being, including weight, fitness, nutrition, stress, mental health, physical health and the mindset to sustain wellness. Certified health, fitness and wellness coaches are skilled to help people make lasting lifestyle changes.
What is Lifestyle & Wellness Coaching?
Improved well-being begins with a vision and a desire for change. What changes would you like to see in your life? Whether you’re looking to have better health or reach a new goal, I would welcome the opportunity to offer the guidance, support, and understanding you’re looking for as your embark on your journey.
What Does the Research Say About Wellness Coaching?
Behavioral scientists have shown that one-on-one coaching is one of the most effective approaches to helping people make and sustain improvements in their lives. A wellness coach enables change by focusing on your stated needs, values, vision, and goals and helping to bring out your personal best. Having a coach is particularly powerful when you have decided to fully commit to making significant behavioral and lifestyle changes. Together we can create your personal vision for wellness and identify priorities in one or more areas including fitness, weight, nutrition, stress, and general health. We will also discuss the principles that are important for you to be successful.
What does the research show?
In a large multi-center study of individuals with coronary heart disease, coaching was shown to be significantly better than usual care in increasing quality of life and lowering:
• total cholesterol
• low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol
• blood pressure
• body weight
• dietary intake of total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol
• patient anxiety and cardiac symptoms
Another large study showed the effectiveness of 12 weeks of lifestyle management. Coronary heart disease risk factors such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia and/or impaired fasting glucose or diabetes mellitus were reduced to goal levels without medication.
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One of the benefits to this unique style of coaching is that it provides a supportive environment that invites personal healing and transformation. It is through collaboration and encouragement that goals are established. What you uniquely desire and want to create in your life will be the horizon from which your wellness journey begins.