Archive for February, 2010

Are you wondering if starting a Health Coach Career may be right for you?

Here are a few questions to ask yourself that may help you to answer that:

1. Are you interested helping other people?

2. Do you like working with other people, individually and/or in groups?

3. Have you been thinking that it may be time to start a new career?

4. Are you working in a health related field now?

5. Are you a good listener?

6. Are you wondering what kind of health coach jobs there are?

7. Are you already a coach in another niche, such as an individual life coach or a mental health coach?


The Benefits Of A Health Coach

Have you ever attempted to get into good shape but failed? Have you ever tried to implement a diet just to find it too difficult to stick with? Have you ever found it to be incredibly difficult to stick with an organized exercise regime? If this is your current situation, you should certainly consider hiring a personal health coach.

Your personal health coach will not be able to guarantee that you will increase your achievements in these areas of health, but the best part about having a coach is the fact that they can help you keep on track when it comes to your health. Many people find it difficult to stay on track with their health strategies, especially when there is no accountability for their actions.

With a health coach though, there will be a person tracking every strategy you utilize as well as every action you take to achieve your goals. A health coach will even track the amount of progress you are making towards your goals each week. Keeping track of your progress will be incredibly important when you are attempting to achieve specific goals.

A coach for your health will also be able to guide you towards the most effective actions you can take for the goals you are working towards. Whether you are dealing with a specific health condition, or you simply want to get into better overall shape, a coach will be able to guide you in the specific directions you need to go in order to move closer towards your goals.

The different actions a coach may recommend to you will include new diets, eliminating certain foods you are eating from your diet, specific exercises you can perform, as well as many other tactics that will increase your overall health.

In general, a health coach’s goal is generally focused on increasing their clients overall stamina and vitality. Other goals of a coach are generally related to the goals each individual has established for themselves. A coach for achieving good health will usually attempt to guide their clients towards the best actions they can take to achieve their personal goals.

A coach may not be able to describe the causes of a specific illness, or present a solution for a specific illness, but they will be able to move their clients towards a direction that makes them healthier all around. A coach may utilize meal plans in order to regulate the food their clients are consuming on a regular basis.

Another recommendation from a personal coach may be related to a specific exercise. Perhaps you are hoping to achieve better overall health. If this is your situation, a coach will likely recommend a solution that is similar to running a mile a day, or some other activity, that will certainly add to your overall vitality.

One of the most important aspects of having a health coach is the fact that they will help you stick with your plans. Not only will a coach develop the strategies you must implement in order to become healthier, but they will also stick with you in order to make sure you are following through with the plans that have been laid out for you. It is this follow-through approach to getting healthy that is the most important step for achieving vibrant health.

Health Coaching along side your Existing Business

 Some people find that health coaching is integrating well with an existing business. Perhaps you are simply looking for a career change, or to supplement your income. Maybe your desire is to improve your own overall health. Regardless of your goal, health coach training can help you reach your goals. And an overwhelming number of our trained health coaches find their work fun, more like play than work.


Health Tip of the Day: 

According to the Rand Institute being obese leads to
pre-mature aging by as much as 20 years.


The Growing Niche of Health Coaching

This is my first post!   Anybody out there??  I suppose not since I just created this blog a few minutes ago.   Well, here goes…

My plan is to talk about the growing niche of health coaching.   I plan to talk about how you can earn an income as a health coach while working from the comfort of your home if that is your choice.  I also plan to discuss the option to work in an office environment or to provide health coaching as an additional service along with therapy or other health related practices.