Why Health Coaching Will Impact Baby Boomers
NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Health Coaching is one of the fastest growing career options of this decade!
Wikipedia refers to health coaching as a process that facilitates healthy, sustainable behavior change by challenging a client to listen to their inner wisdom, identify their values, and transform their goals into action.
As this niche grows, so does the demand for licensed or certified health coaches. These coaches are health and fitness experts who help develop a regimen to achieve goals such as increasing energy, lowering cholesterol, improving eating and sleeping habits, or boosting immunity. As education around the health coaching profession becomes more mainstream, so does the demand for this service.
Throughout my years as a wellness professional, I’ve noticed the majority of people usually seek medical intervention after an illness or a crisis. But with professions such as health coaching, we are able to prevent illness and burn out, and improve our overall health and well-being before something critical happens.
As a health coach, I have worked with a number of clients to improve their overall health and well-being. My support and method is very holistic focused and I am always grateful both during, and after working with my clients. I am constantly learning from them, as they tap into their inner strengths and self-awareness along their journey through my health coaching program.
My clients come to me with a variety of different health goals. Some have issues with their hormones, others have poor sleep and food behaviors, and many have high stress levels. One of my clients is a 30 year old female with a very stressful job, who was repeating a cycle of poor sleep, bad eating habits and a caffeine addiction. She had finally hit bottom in her life, when she realized she would not be able to sustain this fast paced unhealthy way of living much longer and knew that her health would suffer greatly.
She chose to put her health as a priority. We worked together for one year using my health coaching program to rebuild her foundation of health, by incorporating better nutrition, sleep techniques and stress coping methods into her life. The success she reached was not only having a renewed sense of wellness, but a greater awareness of who she was and what she wanted to be on this planet.
Choosing a health coach requires some care. Some health coaches, like nutritionists and registered dietitians, take a more traditional medical approach. Others have a more holistic approach or may also practice alternative medicine. However, you should talk to each professional individually to understand her qualifications, experience, and methodology.