5 Reasons to Hire a Wellness Coach

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” -Ben Franklin

 

1. Save money on your health care

Prevent disease and stay out of the hospital or care facility. The costs of medical care, medications, and medical devices are out of control. Don’t wait until you have a chronic disease and need doctors to help you manage the disease with medications.

A wellness coach can give you proven strategies to prevent disease and keep you out of the hospital. This will save you much time, money and pain in the long run.

2. Cover areas of health neglected by your doctor

Your doctors barely have enough time in an 8-minute office visit to manage existing medical conditions. They certainly don’t have the time to adequately discuss how to improve your lifestyle and prevent new disease.

A wellness coach can cover important aspects of health care that the medical system neglects and find ways to keep you healthy.

3. Take a holistic approach to your health

Reaching peak well-being is not just about improving physical activity, sleep, and nutrition, it is also about improving mood, stress management, social connection and engagement.

Wellness coaches give you strategies to improve every aspect of wellness, including mental, emotional, and physical health.

4. Set achievable goals, milestones, and expectations

When you are ready to start creating your healthiest life, a coach can walk you through the planning and goal setting stage. This will help you set clear, achievable milestones that get you to your wellness goal.

A good coach will steer you clear of the get-fit-quick fads and help you create sustainable lifelong habits that will dramatically improve your energy and overall well-being.

5. Find accountability and motivation to keep going

We often know what we need to do to improve our health, we just don’t always get around to doing it.

A wellness coach will hold you accountable to the goals you set for yourself. Checking in with a coach weekly or monthly will keep you on track and optimize your mind-set.

When your motivation wanes (as it inevitably will), a coach will motivate you to stick with your plan so you successfully reach your wellness goals.

What does your healthiest third act look like? Tell us about your 1-, 5-, and 10-year goals? Are you ready for a coach to help you achieve your goals?  

About Rachael Van Pelt

I am a Mom, Wife, Gero-scientist, and Healthy Aging Coach who is passionate about helping people create and live their best Third Act through healthy lifestyle and disease prevention.