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Health and wellness coaches have key roles in supporting clients in working toward health behavior change. An important element of implementing health behavior change strategies is identifying ways to sustain them in the long term while also leaving room for the normal changes in lifestyle everyone experiences.
Humans are naturally social beings—we evolved to form close relationships and build community because when we work together in numbers, we have a better chance of survival. As a result, our brains are wired to find pleasure and safety in different types of intimate relationships.
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Here is a fundamental question coaches ask themselves as they apply their knowledge in the field. How can health, wellness, nutrition, and fitness coaches empower and motivate clients to adopt behaviors that support their long-term health?
The holidays are accompanied by a range of complex emotions and experiences, and they are not always positive.
Between 50% and 80% of adolescents and adults report feeling lonely. Loneliness, isolation, and lack of human connection are associated with low health-related quality of life. At the foot of the COVID-19 pandemic and the stay-at-home and social distancing orders, health advocates warn that social isolation and loneliness in certain populations may even be the next public health crisis.
Navigating Where Health Coaches Fit into the Equation
Certainly, the pandemic has given rise to many clinical challenges in wellness. From a holistic health coach perspective, it can be hard to separate themes to offer expert support in and themes to relegate to trained clinicians. After compiling several months of community shares, there are group wellness issues that can certainly be mitigated from an integrative approach. Health coaches also productively contribute to aftercare in helping clients to feel comfortable in their healing process.
Environmental toxins, or chemical pollutants, are chemicals that are found in the environment due to natural processes or pollution resulting from manufactured products and processes. Sometimes, they are called environmental chemicals since they are only toxic once they reach certain levels in the body and start affecting normal biological processes.
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