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What the Medical Community Loves about Health Coaches

December 14, 2010

Health coaching is all the rage.  As more and more attention is given to preventative care, health coaching is seen as a vital aspect of creating healthy lifestyle changes.  Not only is there a shift to live healthier lives, people are finding that helping others become healthier makes their lives happier too. 

According to a recent article in Medical Economics, the medical community is embracing the Health Coach.  Quite often, doctors don’t have time to give a patient the full attention they need to overcome obstacles to improving their health.  A Health Coach can contribute the time, knowledge and devotion to clients, helping them to achieve optimal health and wellness.  Through health coaching sessions, clients develop a deeper understanding of the foods and lifestyle choices that work best for them to lead happier, healthier lives.

 “The primary objectives of health coaching are to educate the patient regarding self health management and to encourage patients in taking a more proactive role in staying healthy.”-Medical Economics

As more and more medical professionals recognize the vital importance of health coaching, graduates of our health coach training program are creating even more positive impact than before. Being a Health Coach has suddenly become an extremely in-demand profession. Not only are doctors hiring Health Coaches, but people are becoming aware that working with a Health Coach is one of the most effective ways to improve their health.

Isn’t it amazing that the world is finally catching up? The Integrative Nutrition community has been at this for 20 years. We are the world’s largest health coach training program, and our community is made up of more than 11,000 Integrative Nutrition Health Coaches, who are out in the world helping people make lifestyle changes that will drastically improve their health. 

Health coaching is a field that transforms the lives of patients and coaches. Maureen Wheeler, an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach says, “I love my clients! Each one of them inspires me and drives my passion even deeper.”

How’s that for IINspiration?

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