If you have struggled to set achievable health goals – let alone accomplish them – health coaching may be the missing piece you have been looking for in order to live your healthiest life yet. Working one-on-one with a health coach provides you with the accountability and encouragement you need through fully customized health solutions tailored to your unique needs.
Many medical practices continue to focus on one-size-fits-all health solutions and reactive rather than preventative strategies while relying heavily on prescriptions. In contrast, health coaching takes a more comprehensive view of mentorship and wellness guidance to help patients establish and meet their individual health goals.
Health Coaching Explained
Just as coaching in the sports world helps athletes see their best fitness and performance levels, health coaching allows patients to shore up their strengths while receiving targeted support for weak areas. Health coaches look at the big picture of your health rather than just treating one symptom or issue. They focus on small, incremental, intentional changes that build up the body’s systems. People tend to stick with healthier lifestyles if they have support, and health coaching provides that.
What Are the Benefits?
There is promising evidence that health coaching has a noticeable, significant impact on overall health. According to a recent study, health coaching resulted in the following improvements to multiple biomarker risk factors.
- Systolic and diastolic blood pressure
- Total cholesterol
- LDL cholesterol
- HDL cholesterol
- Fasting glucose
- Bodyweight and body mass index
- Waist circumference
- Cardiorespiratory fitness
A few of the concerns working with a health coach addresses include weight or chronic condition management, diabetes, and heart health.
How Does It Work?
At Faithfully Guided, we meet with you during your discovery sessions to discover your spiritual, mental, and physical health. Our unique 5 pillar model of Purpose, Stress Resiliency, Nutrition, Movement, and Rest encourages a collaborative model to determine what will best strengthen each pillar for you. This method does not focus on quick fixes but rather life-long habits that are easily tracked and monitored regularly to account for progress or areas that should be reassessed.
Who Helps Me Set Goals?
Health coaching is a collaborative process between your coach, medical practitioner, and counselor that creates a cohesive plan benefitting all of your systems. Accountability and encouragement are an integral part of health coaching success, as are personalized plan implementation, and access to resources such as educational tips. Health coaching benefits overall health and boosts patient confidence, encourages further goal setting, and inspires healthier choices daily.
Health Coaching at Faithfully Guided
Fully integrated health is the wave of the future, and Faithfully Guided is excited to offer health coaching service to our members. Rather than rushing patients through as happens in a traditional medical practice, Faithfully Guided members enjoy targeted attention and care. We do not want to prescribe you medicine and send you on your way – our passion is actively listening to you and helping you achieve your healthiest, happiest life now. Contact us today to learn more and find out how health coaching helps you set and achieve your personal goals!