What is a Wellness Coach?
Have you ever made a health commitment, only to fall off the wagon a few weeks (or even days) later? Have you ever known exactly what you needed to do, but struggled to find the motivation to do it? Have you ever received a treatment plan from a doctor or other practitioner that you’ve had a hard time putting into practice?
Most of you answered “yes” to at least one of those questions. How do I know that? According to the CDC, only six percent of Americans engage in the top five health behaviors: maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, drinking moderately, getting enough sleep, and staying physically active.
Why do 94 percent of people fail to embrace these healthy habits? Is it because they don’t know that sleep and exercise are important? Is it because they think smoking cigarettes and drinking too much are extending their lifespan? Of course not. Information is not the problem. Changing behavior is. If we want to reverse the epidemic of chronic disease, we can’t just tell people what to do. That doesn’t work. We need to help them develop healthy habits and let go of bad ones.
Wellness coaches are encouraged to do detective work and acquaint themselves with a client’s unique constitution: coming up with a protocol that works best for the individual. Wellness coaches holistically treat each individual with nutrition, with a wide array of healing foods, including the use of herbs, supplements, and counseling/listening/problem-solving skills to address the underlying problems of nutritional imbalance.
A wellness coach helps a client find a protocol that works for each client. Each person has a different story, constitution, health history, illness, eating habits, and even genetic, blood type, racial, and ancestral background.
Karina Koltai is a Certified Holistic Wellness Coach and is committed to helping you get to the core of your issues, create a breakthrough in your life and sustain lasting transformation. We will focus on a holistic approach to wellness. Beyond just food and nutrition, you will discover balance in your life; body, mind and spirit. www.karinakoltai.com