How a Wellness Coach Changes Your Mind

May 08, 2017 - 2261 views

By Margaret Moore

The spring season reminds us of Mother Nature's drive to thrive. However, most humans are not thriving.

Research on well-being concludes that about 20% of adults have a strong sense of purpose and are fully satisfied with their lives; less than 10% strongly believe their lives are ideal. Instead most people are stressed out and burned out. All of this stress harms biological function and increases susceptibility to chronic diseases.

To make matters worse, most people feel too depleted, mentally and physically, to create a healthy way of life that would make them feel better. Less than 5% of adults engage in the health behaviors that prevent diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
People are not exercising regularly, maintaining healthy weight or enjoying plentiful fruits and veggies. Not only do people feel lousy, but they also are dealing with chronic diseases that cost them financially. While your doctor and nurse practitioner want you to thrive, sadly they don't have time to help. Other dedicated professionals are well-trained to zoom in on one area such as fitness, nutrition or weight. However, they don't always zoom out first to understand and navigate the complex web of your life complicating your pursuit of good health goals.

Albert Einstein once observed: "We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them." We can't improve health when we are in a stressed-out state. Instead, cultivating a thriving mind is necessary to attain a healthy body. Combining a whole-life focus with scientifically validated techniques to change your mind is the work of well-trained, certified health and wellness coaches. Their work is now backed by more than 200 scientific studies.




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