Fortunately, there is an effective and accessible solution—health coaching!
What is a Health Coach?
Health coaching is just what it sounds like—ongoing, one-on-one support and accountability designed to empower you in setting and achieving your health goals.
A Heath Coach facilitates/provides:
- Goal setting.
- Motivation, accountability, and support.
- Personalized diet and lifestyle strategies.
- Innovative, proactive solutions to existing/upcoming challenges.
How Do Health Coaches Create Better Health Outcomes? Why Use a Health Coach?Health coaches are more than a source of information—they are a partner in your health journey, helping you own the day-to-day steps towards better health. Combining positive psychology with holistic health and wellness strategies, health coaches:
- Identify your unique purpose, strengths and motivations.
- Empower you to adopt diet and lifestyle changes aligned with your health vision and put you in control of your journey.
- Continually pinpoint potential obstacles and problem solve effective solutions.
Health coaches are uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. They specialize in empowering each individual to build the habits and lifestyle practices required to make daily steps towards success.
A Personalized Approach
There is no shortage of popularized diets, exercise programs and lifestyle practices available in the world of health today. A quick search of any topic will reveal a plethora of conflicting and confusing information—it can be challenging to know where to even start.
It’s important to remember that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to health—and there never will be!
Lasting health ultimately requires individualized solutions tailored to your unique and ever-changing environment. Working with a health coach is an opportunity for constant communication and discovery. This allows you to delve deep into the influences that may be holding you back and make the adjustments required to keep moving forward.
It’s also important to recognize that life is highly dynamic—what may be true today will not necessarily hold true tomorrow. A successful approach to health must be both flexible and proactive.
Health coaching creates the opportunity for frequent check-ins and discussion of newly developing challenges. This means you can feel empowered to make the adjustments as they are needed, not after it’s too late.
Who Is Health Coaching For?
We could all use support in achieving our health and wellness goals. Whether you are looking to lose weight, improve sleep, feel better or simply maintain your health status, you are certain to benefit from working with a health coach.
Health Coaching at Avena
Avena is excited to make health coaching a part of the practice!
The addition of a health coach gives patients the opportunity for more frequent check-ins and the ability to work through challenges that could arise in between regular visits.
Noah, our certified health coach works closely with the doctors to understand the needs of each patient and prioritize the practices/habits required to make better health a reality. This creates a more comprehensive experience for patients looking to take control of their health journey.
How Do I Take Advantage of Health Coaching at Avena?
Easy! If you’re an existing patient, just give us a call and we would be happy to get you on the schedule as soon as possible.
Mark Sisson, the founder of Primal Kitchen, writes a compelling article about how the future of healthcare is health coaching. He feels health coaching is the missing component that when put into practice, offer patients the guidance and resources they need to implement their desired health goals.
Noah is our Certified Health Coach and NeuFit Practioner. Learn more about Noah and his journey by reading Noah's bio on our website. If you are interested in setting up an appointment with Noah, feel free to give our office a call!