7 signs that you need a Health Coach

How many times you’ve said to yourself: I can’t do it, it’s too much, it’s overwhelming, I don’t know where to start, I need a plan and I can’t make one, and if I do, I can’t stick with it.   If you heard yourself saying that, I would suggest hiring a Health coach. These are your particular reasons:

  1. You feel like you’re chasing your tale. No matter what decision you make to change your life, your diet, your habits or anything that needs to be changed, you end up doing NOTHING. You need a Health coach, to create an action plan and walk you through the process.
  2. No matter how well you know you have to tell your husband to pick up his dirty dishes, to hire a baby sitter, or to spend less than 70 something hours in the office, or get rid of your constantly wining friend, ask for a raise, or just get a decent massage, or a manicure for that matter- and you are not doing it… You need a Health coach as a sounding board, a non-judgmental friend, and a partner to whom you can voice your concerns and fears, and even practice “how to say difficult things to loved and not so loved ones”.
  3. You continue to swear that this will be your last junk food, and you’ll eat healthy, nutritional foods only, and you’ll take your vitamins and supplements and drink 8 glasses of water with every meal- but you’re still not doing it. Well, you need a health coach, to create a diet plan for you, and help you stick with that plan, for your own sake.
  4. You promised yourself, and it’s also included in your New Year’s resolutions, that you’ll go to the gym at least 3 times a week, or run, or bike, or do meditation and  yoga, but you’re so tired to even get out of the bed or think about it. You need a Health Coach so you can find out what’s the best option for you, that will suite your health needs and goals.  The Health coach will hold your hand while you’re doing the small steps.
  5. You don’t know where to start, it all seems so overwhelming, and difficult, and challenging, and so you just drop off everything. You need a Health coach to keep you accountable and prioritize with you, and make plans with you and for you, until you can do that on your own.
  6. You want to be stress-free. You want to be healthy. You want to be better. You want to change your life style, once and forever. You need a Health Coach.
  7. Last but not least- you have a chronic disease, like Graves’ Disease and Hyperthyroidism, and it’s not getting any better for the past few months, you definitely need a Health coach, to guide you through saving your own health. Health Coaching can help you change the destructive life style that led to the manifestation of this disease.

For sure, have in mind that Health coach is not any of the following:

A personal trainer, or:

  • A gym teacher
  • A yoga instructor
  • Someone barking orders at you

None of the above. And the coaching process is very simple, it will respond to all of these questions for you:

What do you want to accomplish?

  1. How your life will be different?
  2. What are you doing already in that direction?
  3. What’s on your way now?
  4. What small step you can make today, tomorrow, this week, this month that will move you toward your goal?
  5. What help and support you need today, from me, or anybody else?

In a CNN interview, Dr. Mehmet Oz reported that health coaches should be a part of every public clinic, medical office and hospital wellness center and should be reimbursed by insurance companies & corporate wellness programs.  But- they are not yet!

If you want to schedule your coaching session now, and move on, click here:

Health Coaching fro Graves’ Disease Patients

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by sandra mclaren on March 15, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Hi Svetla, I’ve read alot of your stuff, and I would just like to know how I can see properly again. I need to reduce the inflamation behind my left eye drastically and regenerate the muscle that has become rigid & is holding my eye down. I am refusing all the doctors’ suggestions for surgery which involves cutting the muscle, because this is irreversable & will cause other problems. I would lose periphery vision of the eye, making driving dangerous and working difficult (I am a teacher). My father & sons depend on my support. Montel Williams was on TV talking about an anti-inflamatory diet for MS. Do you know anything about this? Any information is appreciated. Thank you Svetla.

    Reply

    • Posted by sbankova on March 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      Hi Sandra,

      many factors are involved here, regarding your eyes. First- are your thyroid antibodies still active? If they are still active they’ll continue to work and cause inflammation. Second- the eye muscle- you can improve that rigid muscle, same principle applies here as with your body muscles when you go to the gym- by eye exercises. They improve the vision as well, but you have to be consistent. You can also do the Palming exercises for your eyes (there are articles on my website), or use chamomile cold compress and ice baths for the eyes. Inflammation is usually reduce by cold. Regarding the anti- inflammatory diet- I haven’t heard of that, honestly, but I am sure that there will be foods that will calm down the inflammation, you just have to find out which exactly does that for you. It might be different for different people. Hope this helps.

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