Tuesday, 11 September 2012

My Life Update : What Is A Health Coach?

I'm taking steps towards my goal - dreams - purpose in life right now!
September Favourites (so far) : Sunsets, Tea and Smoothies

September is going to be the start of some really exciting things in my life. School officially started yesterday and I was an eager beaver and jumped right into studying. I'm attending the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York to become a health coach. I can officially start practicing in February. It's really interesting to meet a wide variety of people from across the world that are enrolled into the program. I love that the common interest is to create healthier lives for everyone in the world.

So what is a health coach you ask?
A health coach guides you to better overall health. Food is not the only thing that determines how healthy you are. It comes from a balanced combination of healthy relationships, fulfilling career, staying active (getting exercise) and spirituality. A health coach helps you recognize where you can improve in your life to find that overall happiness and health. Once recognized, set out and determine how to improve your health, setting goals and creating plans.

We've probably all been there at once when you can eat all the veggies you want but the scale doesn't move. Think back... were you happy at work? were you constantly arguing with others? was there no love in your heart for others? Sitting down a majority of the day? All these factors can bring down your overall health.

When your overall health is down for large periods of time, it leads to disease.

Preventable diseases is one of the reasons I wanted to become a Health Coach. It upset me to see the people around me year after year be diagnosed with diseases. Or hearing about peoples family members being diagnosed with a disease way to early in their life.

A few simple (sometimes challenging) life changes and you can prevent so much turmoil from entering your life and the ones you love.

Would you ever consider seeing a health coach?



  1. I would and I am! Haha. Great little summary. Hope you're enjoying the first week. :)

  2. Hi Casey! Thanks for stopping by - I'm really enjoying the first week. Feels natural ;)

  3. What an amazing job, helping people in the pursuit of better overall health! I'm quite health obsessed myself, as is my family for that matter, but I have friends who either don't grasp the fundamentals of health or choose to just ignore them, and it's definitely upsetting. Great post!

    Alex xo


  4. I don't think I'd see a health coach right now but that's because I am feeling particularly in balance and like things are flowing well. However, I know a few close friends and family that I'm sure would reap the benefits big time!

  5. Super glad to hear things are flowing well for you! It's amazing how happy you can feel when everything is aligned. Maybe those friends and family would be interested in a free consultation down the road ;) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Good for you Michelle. Your blogs are very inspiring. I wish you the best of luck in school. Stay positive :-)


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