Coaches are rather prominent in this day and age: you have your standard Life Coach, your Nutrition Coach, your Fitness Coach, your Business Coach, your Financial Coach, your Family Coach, your Relationship Coach, your Marriage Coach, your Maternal Stress Coach, so on and so forth.
Coaches are guides. Coaches have been there and done that. Coaches walk the talk. Coaches bring situations into a different light or perspective. Coaches work with you, not for you.
I am certified as Holistic Lifestyle Coach through the CHEK Institute. It requires a well-versed understanding and an ability to apply the following six principles:
- Breath – Without oxygen life would not exist. Breathing correctly also increases the ability to allow oxygen delivery and bodily function to operate optimally and efficiently.
- Thought – Our thoughts control how we drink, eat, move, and sleep. Our thoughts are the largest non-physical factor in determining how our physical body works and looks.
- Hydration – The body can manipulate ways to survive without food for days, week, and even months. But it absolutely cannot survive for an extended period of time without water.
- Nutrition – Food is the body’s fuel source. An adequate supply of the right nutrients and the right ratios at the right time (for your body’s needs) will promote a healthy body. Keep in mind that the body uses food to rebuild and regenerate itself (i.e. cells) so it is extremely important that we provide our bodies with the right nutrients to do just that. Food choices are important. It is also important that you are able to efficiently digest, utilize, and excrete the foods you are eating, too.
- Movement – Moving is crucial for heart health, blood flow, nutrient delivery, hormone response, weight control, and so on. Without movement the body will atrophy and die-off. Sadly, technology has enabled us to not move at all (remote-control, wireless internet, cell phones, cars, escalators, elevators, moving sidewalks, etc.). To move is one part but to move properly and efficiently is a bigger factor as posture directly correlates to daily bodily functions (i.e. breathing will become a harder task if the spine and rig cage are not aligned or stabilized correctly.
- Rest – The body must rest in order to rebuild, regenerate, and recover. The majority of Rest takes place when we sleep; however, there should be a good balance of exertion and relaxation even when we are awake. The body AND mind must have ample rest on a daily basis in order for the body to operate properly. Insufficient rest can cause hormone imbalances, weight gain, muscle loss, fatigue, forgetfulness, mood swings, and so on. Work hard and rest harder.
The order reflect the importance and value they hold in a person’s life. One must precede the other all-the-while working synergistically with the other five.
I believe our Thoughts are the most important factor in a good health program. The non-physical body controls the physical body – health must be obtained on the inside before it can be prevalent on the outside. Only you can think and decide that you want to be healthy, only you can think and decide what you want to eat today, only you can think and decide what time you go to bed tonight, only you can think and decide what can’t means to you, only you can think and decide if you are motivated or inspired, only you can think and decide if you will allow situations or experiences to help or hinder your thoughts.
I prefer to teach you how to fish, not fish for you. I educate through a perspective shift and I inspire through my own path. I have only one program and only one approach: you. Every person is different, every person has different goals, and every person has a different definition of health.
I offer a free Conversation to get a sense of you. Health is very personal, it is individualized, and it is meaningful. The Conversation allows a one-on-one to talk, discuss, understand, share experiences on health, share our definitions of health, and I offer perspectives in all six principals (and then some).