American companies are taking action to the soaring healthcare costs by hiring health coaches to implement workplace wellness programs for their employees.
According to the Huffington Post, over half of all employers with 50 or more employees created workplace wellness programs in 2013. Workplace wellness is estimated to be a $6 billion industry.
As a health coach, your main goal is to help clients cultivate a healthier lifestyle.
Some of your responsibilities may include:
Assessing a client’s current health status
Developing health goals for a client
Creating a client’s personal action plan
Documenting his or her progress
If you are interested in a health coach career, there are some educational options to look into. A bachelor’s degree is considered a professional standard, especially in a related discipline such as nutrition, counseling, fitness, psychology, wellness, nursing or health care.
Health Coach Certification is also a great way to acquire professional skills. Credentialing associations such as the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the National Society of Health Coaches (NSHC) administer examinations to individuals that want to attain the distinction of certified health coaches (CHCs).
Of course there is no equivalent to the superior training and skills of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioners. FDN training will help you to understand the mental/emotional, physiological, bio-chemical and behavioral factors required to improve your client’s overall health and well-being.
That’s why Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) practitioners are the most successful health coaches in health and wellness today.
And that’s it for this week’s Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Vlog of the Week.