Health coaches may get a bad rap right now because it seems they are a dime a dozen. There is a difference between a health coach who just hangs a shingle out there and one who can actually give you the tools you need to live a better life. It doesn’t matter how you met, but finding that health coach can make a huge difference for your health and sobriety, if you find the right one.

Role of Health Coach

The role of a health coach is not to tell you what to do. It is to help you find your fittest, healthiest self and let it come to the surface. They may see things you don’t see in your habits, personal behaviors, and ways of living that keep you from living your best life. Even if these habits work for you, they may actually work against your goals if you are trying to get healthier. Based on science and motivational change, coaches give you a key role in determining your action plan, help you lay it out step-by-step and support you along the way.

Living Healthy

Many health coaches are used to help people lose weight. Perhaps diets have not worked and personal habits have changed, but still the weight won’t come off. A health coach can identify where pain points exist to support creating a better way to health. Health coaches can help people manage chronic conditions and generally improve physical and mental health. Employers and insurance companies appreciate coaches that can help keep costs down. Even more, people appreciate being able to find someone who can help them get on track with their goals and stay focused for the long haul.

Why it Works

Health coaching works for a variety of reasons. One of those being that sense of accountability to someone else. Research shows social support makes people more likely to stick with behavioral changes like exercising and quitting smoking. When it comes to addiction recovery, it may work to have someone in your corner who understands addiction and health issues. Getting nutritional support for getting your body back in shape as well as a fitness and lifestyle plan that works for you in recovery is key to feeling better overall. This will help you achieve those goals you hope to attain now and in the future for a long lasting recovery.

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