Are you ready to radically transform

your health and happiness with simple

changes that will last a lifetime?

MEET VANCOUVER HEALTH COACH

 

As the founder of Vancouver Health Coach, Suzanne brings a unique blend of experience gained working in the health industry for over 20 years. Her coaching offers an individualized process to help you move forward in life. She provides coaching tools and assists with strategies to promote self-discovery and the exploration of different perspectives to help inspire you to reach your health and wellness goals. She has had great success with her clients by taking a holistic approach to health. Suzanne believes every individual requires support, knowledge and compassion to achieve great health and wellness. Learn more about Suzanne

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AREAS OF FOCUS

STRESS MANAGEMENT/M.B.S.R

90% of all illness in North America is linked to stress. Close to 90% of all visits to the doctor are for stress and anxiety related concerns. New research from the Harvard School of Public Health, Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, and National Public Radio, point out the strong relationship between stress and chronic illness.  Public health experts and medical researchers have long known that life stress increases people’s risk for heart disease, obesity, and other health problems.

FITNESS/MOVEMENT

Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer? Look no further than exercise. The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. And the benefits of exercise are yours for the taking, regardless of your age, sex or physical ability. Through exercise, we can induce changes that affect how we use our genes and, through that, get healthier and more functional muscles that ultimately improve our quality of life.

NUTRITION

In today’s fast-paced world we are surrounded by processed, chemical-ridden foods designed for the busy lifestyle. At Vancouver Health Coach, we believe it is possible to enjoy nutrient-rich foods while also leading a busy life. We understand that everyone is unique and has different needs when it comes to nutrition. We take a realistic and respectful approach, developing plans that take into account your current circumstances and needs in order to help you reach your health goals.

HEALTH AUDITING/TRACKING

The majority of New Year’s Resolutions involve health and fitness goals like running your first 5K, losing 10 pounds, or building muscle. More often than not we fall short because the goal we set is unrealistic, or you lose motivation when there is no easy way to measure your progress other than the dreaded scale. To give yourself the best chance of success this year, it’s important to set S.M.A.R.T goals (small, measurable, attainable, realistic, time based) and by assessing and tracking your progress using state of the art technology it takes all the guess work out of it.

SLEEP/RESTORATIVE

Restful sleep is one of the foundations for good health. We need sleep to rejuvenate our bodies as well as our minds. During sleep, the body repairs and regenerates tissues, builds bone and muscle, and appears to strengthen the immune system.  Sleep also plays a role in memory and learning.

Not sleeping well not only affects our quality of life but may also increase mortality and is associated with a number of serious medical issues including high blood pressure, obesity, heart attack, stroke, and mood disorders. If you have chronic insomnia (lasting more than one month), it may be important to be seen by a healthcare practitioner.

WORKPLACE ERGONOMICS 

According to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), MSDs (Musculoskeletal Disorders) represent over 40% of all lost-time compensation claims in Ontario. The combined direct and indirect costs are conservatively estimated to be $19 billion from 1996-2006. Left unaddressed, MSDs threaten both worker health and safety and the province’s economic performance. Preventing MSDs can help workplaces to reduce costs, boost productivity, improve product and service quality and stimulate innovation.