Health Coaching: The Key to Your Success

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Imagine this scenario:  You get your annual blood draw (blood sugar, A1C, cholesterol, triglycerides) at your doctor's office and upon reviewing your results with your doctor, you both can see that things are trending "worse" year after year. Your doctor is expressing concern and you are also worried because you don't want to go on medication or see your health decline. During your visit, your doctor gives you some examples on ways to improve your results - examples such as increasing exercise, reducing sugar consumption, eating more vegetables, managing stress, etc. 

Maybe the conversation was super helpful and you were energized by your doctor to start making changes right away! Surprisingly what ends up happening in most situations is either: 1. You start to make changes for a few weeks and they don't stick so you go back to your old habits 2. Even though you feel motivated, ultimately you never make any changes and live your life as if the conversation with your doctor never happened. The intention is there, but the follow-through is nonexistent.

It can be perplexing that these endings are most popular among people who truly care about their health and deeply desire to make changes. If this is you, you're not alone. In fact: Researchers say that, unfortunately, 97.3% of American adults get a failing grade on healthy lifestyle habits.  How do we get past this?

Enter in Health Coaching.  

Health coaching is what we do with our clients in every single appointment and utilizing it is completely transformative. What is health coaching and why is it so powerful? 

Health coaching literally bridges the gap between knowing what you want to be/should be doing and having yourself actually do it. Health coaching allows you to narrow your focus on what matters most to you and setting goals that help you get there. It uncovers barriers and gets you around them. Coaching provides accountability, consistency, and ongoing support so that you get the long lasting results you've always wanted.  

At Thrive Nutrition, we don't just offer nutrition and lifestyle advice and let you figure it out on your own. We help you take that advice into your life with health coaching to achieve and maintain good health. 

Posted on October 23, 2018 and filed under mindfulness.