As a Health Coach, I love that I get to participate in helping people thrive in their health. This applies not only to physical health, but also to mental health. And let me state too before we get too far into this topic that just as I am not a doctor, I am also not a psychologist. Both of those professions are very important, especially for those who’s physical or mental health concerns are infringing on their ability to participate in normal functions of life. Health coaching services are useful before the concerns reach the level where medical intervention is necessary. Health coaching can also be useful after medical interventions have stabilized the concerns, but there is still progress to be made to reach an optimal state of health.
And the fun thing about lifestyle health interventions, is that many of the same things that lead to physical thriving also lead to mental thriving! Exercise, healthy sleep patterns, nutrition … they each have been proven through many scientific studies to lead to greater physical health and greater emotional health. For example, according to the American Psychological Association, while more studies are needed in this area, preliminary findings indicate nutritional counseling is an effective treatment for depression and ADHD.
So, what healthy habits do you have in place to take you from surviving to thriving in both your physical and emotional health? Comment below with your ideas!
Katie Kolb - Health Coach