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Big News: Health Coach Week is Here!

January 11, 2016

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Over the past 25 years, Integrative Nutrition has advanced a better way to health.  We have established Health Coaching as a profession and made great strides in bringing awareness to our work.

An increasing number of studies show that health coaching improves outcomes and is highly effective in improving people’s health. It is exciting to see that political institutions are now following suit and not only getting “it” but beginning to embrace “it.”

This is why we are very proud to announce January 11th– 17th as National Health and Wellness Coach Week!

Championed by a bipartisan group of members of Congress, National Health and Wellness Coach Week, recognizes the vital work performed by Health Coaches who are striving to combat the global health crisis and celebrates the positive change they bring to their clients, families, schools, and communities.

As Congressman Markwayne Mullin says, “Living a healthy and active lifestyle improves health outcomes and helps patients avoid chronic conditions … Health and wellness coaches understand the value of a balanced diet and regular exercise, which is why I’m honored to help promote their profession as we continue to look for ways to progress health outcomes and lower medical bills.”

Obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other preventable illnesses are at the heart of the current health crisis, and Health Coaches are poised to make a real difference.

We’re so excited to be kicking-off the week with a Capitol Hill briefing titled, “Turning New Year’s Resolutions into Lasting Positive Change” for Congressional staff. The event will feature a talk by Elizabeth Kucinich, advocate for health, human rights, animals, and the environment, along with a lively group coaching demonstration with several Integrative Nutrition graduates!

We invite you to join in the celebration! Here are a few ways you can participate…

  1. Sign the Health & Wellness Coach Resolution Petition to encourage your member of Congress to support and acknowledge the value of health coaching.

  2. Send your thanks to our allies in Congress by tweeting at Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ)Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Rep. Mark Takai (D-HI), Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) and Rep. Ed. Perlmutter (D-CO) for their support of the Health Coach Resolution!

  3. Change your Facebook profile pic to the Health Coach Week Badge and display your Health Coach pride.

  4. Tell your story! Use the hashtag #IINHealthCoach and share on social media why you’re proud to be a Health Coach or how working with a Health Coach has changed your life!

We hope you’ll join us in this week of celebration! With this news, we are one step closer to our mission: to improve health and happiness, and through that process, create a ripple effect that transforms the world.

Share your success, excitement, and inspiration with us in the comments below and use the hashtag #IINHealthCoach across social media!

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