Obesity is an epidemic in the United States. It is estimated that over 60% of US adults are either overweight or obese. Having a health coach to assist with losing weight may give people the extra edge needed for success.
Health Problems that may result from being overweight include high blood pressure, depression, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, sleep apnea, gout, osteoarthritis, gallstones, strokes, infertility, bladder control problems, back pain, and joint pain. In addition, obesity has been linked to various types of cancer including endometrial, breast, prostate, and colon cancer. Obesity increases health care costs by over 35%.
We all know that dieting may work initially, but most diets fail in the long run. Will power is a finicky thing. A health care coach is a caring, knowledgeable consultant who works with you one on one as you make your journey towards lasting weight loss and better health. You receive support each step of the way, and teaches you ritual habits to support a lasting result. If you’re going to lose a ton of weight for your appearance, health, and self esteem, why not try and ensure the weight stays off?
Health coaches typically have been in your shoes and lost a lot of weight themselves with lasting results. They understand what you’re going through and are committed to helping you reach your goal too.
Having a health coach for weight loss is no different than enlisting the services of a personal trainer at the gym. Sure you could work out yourself, but do you? A personal trainer gives you the extra push to show up and do the work to achieve optimal health. A health coach does the same in a figurative way, making you “show up” by making better choices with your diet and also giving the tools to continue after the weight loss is achieved.