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4 weniger bekannte Gründe für die Zusammenarbeit mit einem Gesundheitscoach

von NFI Redaktion

Reviewed by Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD

Health coaching goes beyond nutrition and exercise counseling.

To improve your health, a good health coach considers not only your physical needs, but also your goals, personal preferences, and overall values.

There are many reasons why you might choose to work with a health coach, but many people have not thought about how much a health coach can help – and how they can help.

Here are four ways in which a health coach can benefit you that you may not have known.

What is a Health Coach?

A health coach is a guide, someone who supports you in maintaining and sustaining healthy habits to meet your individual needs and goals. They work with you to set individual goals, develop actionable plans, take responsibility, and ensure that you understand the strategies to bring about positive changes.

Health coaches address various health topics. Their role goes beyond simply advising – they actively support you in implementing sustainable lifestyle changes.

From weight loss to stress reduction to handling a health crisis, a health coach can help you take charge of your life for the better.

4 Lesser-Known Reasons to Work with a Health Coach

There are many reasons to hire a health coach, but here are some that you may not have considered.

Reason #1: You are recovering from an injury that affects your movement.

If you have already completed physical therapy, hiring a health coach may be a logical next step for long-term recovery. Health coaches are not a substitute for medical care. They can, however, support individuals who want to maintain or even increase their mobility, muscle mass, and overall athletic performance.

A health coach will work with you to develop an individualized plan tailored to your physical abilities and any restrictions recommended by your doctor or physical therapist. They can guide you towards healthy movement patterns through customized exercises and lifestyle adjustments that complement your recovery.

Many health coaches are experts in injury recovery. They offer support and motivation to help you overcome the challenges of rebuilding strength and mobility after an injury. They also know how to address the mental and emotional dimensions of recovery for your overall well-being, as we will delve into further below.

Reason #2: You are interested in improving your deep health.

While you may have heard that health coaches can help you with fitness and nutrition, they may differ from many personal trainers or dietitians in their holistic approach.

Health coaches recognize the interconnectedness of various factors contributing to your overall well-being, including stress, sleep, and mental health.

They work with you to identify areas that may impact your overall well-being, such as your workplace and relationships, and develop strategies together to address these issues.

(To learn more about Deep Health, PN’s concept of thriving in all areas of life, check out: The Deep Health Assessment: How Is Your Health… REALLY?)

Reason #3: You want to actively engage in your health and well-being.

Working with a health coach provides you with the opportunity to actively participate in your health. This dynamic relationship allows you to take control of your well-being while also benefiting from the guidance and expertise of a professional.

A health coach can help you discover and develop your „manual,“ and you can use this self-awareness and insight to continue making decisions that support your individual needs and goals.

Your health coach serves as a resource to provide you with valuable insights and knowledge on self-care and goal setting. They equip you with tools to better understand your own needs, so you can make informed decisions that align with your health goals. Your feedback, questions, concerns, and thoughts are actively integrated into your wellness process through mutual communication.

Reason #4: You are focused on your long-term health.

While immediate health issues often prompt people to seek support, the lasting impact of a health coach lies in their ability to guide you towards practices that prevent chronic diseases and negative health outcomes for the rest of your life.

This includes maintaining muscle tone in addition to a healthy diet to improve balance and stability, preventing falls or other injuries in older age.

A health coach will work with you to develop sustainable habits tailored to your lifestyle, abilities, preferences, life stage, the foods you enjoy or avoid, and more.

Consider a health coach as an investment in your well-being for many years to come.

How to Choose a Health Coach

If you have decided that a health coach could be beneficial for you, make sure to thoroughly research and select multiple options with whom you can have a personal conversation. Look for coaches who have a track record of supporting clients in similar situations to yours.

Discuss their ability to adapt their approach individually, and make sure they can answer any questions you may have about what makes your situation unique.

A good health coach should also ask you many questions in return. They want to ensure that the relationship fits well and understand your circumstances and your history. When speaking with a health coach, be open and honest about your goals, lifestyle, and expectations for the partnership.

Remember, this is a cooperative and supportive relationship. Therefore, effective communication is key. Work with someone who listens well and provides sensible and actionable responses that make sense for you. You should like your health coach and also feel that they are trustworthy and enjoyable to be around.

We’re here to help you achieve your goals

The health coaches at Precision Nutrition are certified experts who can help you achieve long-term wellness goals.

They meet you where you are and put together programs tailored to your individual needs and lifestyle. Our Precision Nutrition 1:1 Coaching program is designed to motivate you, help you develop positive habits, and see results.

Learn more today about how you can work with us to feel your best.

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