Chronic diseases are responsible for 7 out of 10 deaths in the US, killing more than 1.7 million Americans every year.” The CDC
“By 2025, chronic diseases will affect an estimated 164 million Americans – nearly half (49%) of the population.” The CDC
Chronic diseases include heart disease, diabetes, asthma, and migraines. These life-crippling illnesses are for the most part, preventable. As the US healthcare system moves toward preventative care, health coaches can make a difference in this country and begin to help reverse these startling statistics. Chronic illnesses can be prevented through improving diet, adding exercise, stress reduction, developing healthier relationships and connecting with a spiritual belief system. There is so much confusing health information between the television, internet, and print publications most people don’t know where or how to start and that is where your health coach can step in.
A health coach is a professional guide trained in diet, lifestyle and wellness coaching. Health coaches educate clients on how to improve health by teaching how to choose and prepare healthier foods; how to reduce food cravings; how to increase energy; weight management; improve sleep; and even improve relationships. Believe it or not, focusing in these few areas can make all the difference in the world.
Health coaches support, empower and educate through one-on-one sessions, group sessions, workshops, and classes. They tailor programs to the individual’s needs and goals. Clients receive personal attention and are given the time and opportunity to be heard. Medical professionals focus on the illness and coaches focus on the whole person.
Right now, 133 million Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease, likely a preventable disease. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure…
Mariluz is a certified health coach, natural health activist, and writer. She works with men and women to make healthier food and lifestyle choices to improve their health and get their joie de vivre back! She is passionate about empowering people to make healthier food choices and reducing chemicals in their bodies and homes.
Visit her website at www.wholistichealthwithmariluz.com and book a free half hour health and lifestyle consultation.
Resources: CDC website, Institute for Integrative Nutrition