Losing weight or getting back into shape and healthy again can be extremely difficult, whether you’re recuperating from a serious condition or years of inactivity and poor habits. If you’re struggling but going nowhere to solve your problems with health, consider a lifestyle coach and turn around your life, changing years or months of failure into success. A lifestyle or wellness coach doesn’t just show you how to exercise, but looks at your overall health and the decisions you make that affect it. Lifestyle coaches keep in regular contact with you even when you don’t have a scheduled workout. Sometimes personal trainers are also lifestyle coaches.
Teaching you how to make wiser decisions in your dietary intake is part of a wellness lifestyle coaches job.
A wellness or lifestyle coach won’t give you a diet. Following a strict diet doesn’t provide any skills you can use in the future, unless you plan on sticking with it for the rest of your life. Instead, the wellness coach shows you how to choose foods that provide more nutrition, yet fewer calories or how to make the foods you love lower in calories by making substitutions or modifying them, such as open face sandwiches that only use one slice of bread rather than two. Enhancing the nutritional value of foods may come from adding herbs and spices. You’ll learn a new way of eating that is far more filling and satisfying, yet still lower in calories and higher in nutritional value.
Coaches can help you with an exercise program.
Regular exercise is an important part of staying fit, losing weight, staying healthier and feeling younger and more vital. Lifestyle coaches can create workouts that will help you get into shape. They’ll show you exercises of all types, which include those for balance, endurance, strength and flexibility. You’ll learn how to do many different exercises correctly, so you’ll always be armed with an arsenal of routines.
Lifestyle coaches can help you overcome the problem of stress.
Stress triggers hormones that were necessary for the fight or flight reaction when man was still wearing woolly mammoth suits, but that’s not always true today, when running from a sabertooth tiger just isn’t part of anyone’s day. Unfortunately, stress from traffic jams, crying babies and angry bosses still trigger those hormones that can cause damage to the body if they aren’t burned off by physical activity. A lifestyle coach can help you with coping mechanisms, including yoga and meditation, which can calm you before the level of stress escalates.
Lifestyle coaches can be beneficial in helping you quit bad habits, such as smoking, without developing new bad habits to replace them, such as overeating.
You’ll get more from a wellness or lifestyle coach than you could ever receive from other weight loss program.
A lifestyle coach can help you discover triggers that make you overeat or identify habits of eating you do without thinking.
You’ll start to see alternative ways to stay more active throughout the day, such as taking the stairs rather than the elevator or parking at a more distant spot when going shopping, rather than circling the lot for hours to find a closer one.
Safe, comfortable and effective chiropractic care can help you improve your workout by relieving pain. Even if you don’t workout, chiropractic care can help you relieve pain that you may have had for years. In fact, since many people find they no longer require pain relief after just a few treatment, you may find you can put your pain pills on the shelf, which is far healthier for you. Both upper and lower back pain are frequently relieved by the use of chiropractic care, but other types of pain can also be helped.
If an accident left you with recurring headaches, shoulder pain, sciatica or pain in your joints, you may benefit from chiropractic care.
Even though many patients who use chiropractic care have had auto or work accidents or sports injuries, the pain can be coming from years of poor posture too. Chiropractors first identify the cause of the pain with x-rays, then start on the best treatment plan that may use specialized machine or physical manipulation to provide relief.
Pain killers don’t address the issue, they simply mask the pain.
No matter how many pain killers you’ve taken, the pain always returns. The problem with most pain killers is that while they relieve pain enough to help you function, they can also can cause damage to other parts of your body when taken for long periods. Aspirin or ibuprofen may seem harmless enough, after all they’re over the counter drugs, but over long periods can eat away at your gut and create ulcerations. Depending on the medication,they even can cause changes to the small intestine that have deleterious effects on nutrient absorption, as well as kidney damage, heart disease and liver damage. Stronger medications for serious pain problems can dull your senses and leave you unable to function. A better solution is to find the cause of the problem and address it.
Many athletes use chiropractic treatments to help them overcome injuries quicker.
Athletes earn their money by being the best they can be on a physical level, so it makes sense, they use treatment that helps them feel better faster and doesn’t do damage to their body, which could affect their income. Many athletes use chiropractic care because it’s safe and yet addresses many of the problems they face quickly.
If you’ve suffered with pain for long periods, with doctors only prescribing pain medication and not doing anything about the problem, investigating chiropractic care might provide a solution.
Chiropractic care is recognized and covered by most insurance companies, as well as workman’s compensation plans.
Chiropractors are often licensed to do other types of treatments, such as Active Release Therapy—ART and Frenzian Treatments, which provide alternative treatment for long standing pain or sudden acute pain.
If you’re looking for a chiropractor for a sports injury, find one that specializes in sports medicine and therapeutic rehab.