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5 Benefits From Working With a Health Coach


  1. Save money on medical bills– Heart stents are $23,000 – $200,000.  A health coach is between $75 – $300 per visit.  You could have 2,500 visits with a health coach before you’ve spent as much as a heart stent costs.  Besides that, you can’t put a price on the time you can spend with your family or extra time to be healthy and make contributions to society.  Not to mention the difference you can make in the lives of others.
  2. Set a good example for your children and their children. The healthy example you set for your family is like getting 2-60 people in for the price of one.
  3. Extra energy – carry your productivity past the 3:00 p.m. hour. Do you ever feel like you run out of gas too early in the day?  Do you feel like you could use a little boost?  Small lifestyle changes will fix that.
  4. Help with goals and accountability.Do you have grand intentions but you fall off after a couple weeks for one reason or another?
  5. Someone will listen to what you want to share.You would think we could talk to our family and friends.  Sometimes no one is there.  Your family is preoccupied with their own events or we just want someone who won’t judge us or who isn’t attached to the outcome.

Who Should Hire a Health Coach

Cathy Sykora

Founder, The Health Coach Group

Cathy helps health coaches build and maintain successful businesses that improve the lives of others.

8 Signs It’s Time to Hire a Health Coach


  1. You’re considering a diet because you want to lose weight fast.  A health coach has studied the dietary theories and will show you how to lose weight by adding – not subtracting.  You will make gradual and sustainable changes with the help of a health coach.
  2. You have a doctor’s diagnosis and need help following protocol.  Doctors are busy and don’t have time to hold your hand or follow you to make sure you understand and follow their instruction.  That is where health coaches come in.  A good health coach can work hand in hand with your doctor to help you move toward a healthier lifestyle using the guidelines your doctor establishes for you.
  3. You don’t have enough time for yourself.  (ME!)  So many of us put so much into everyone else’s lives that we shortchange ourselves.  A health coach will help with that.
  4. You are stressed out and not dealing with it so well.  Health coaches can help you to find ways to alleviate and prevent stress, can make you healthier and improve your relationships.  Losing pressure can sometimes equal losing weight.
  5. You want to make some changes but have a hard time sticking with it.  A health coach can be the difference between dropping off early and achieving your goals.
  6. A sporting event, marathon or triathlon is coming up, and your performance could stand some improvement.  A health coach has access to everything you need to improve your pre-workout and post-workout recovery.  Why try to stumble through it when you can receive educated guidance.
  7. Your family needs to make some nutrition changes, and you’d like to learn some healthy, delicious and easy new recipes.  Learning some new foods and meals can help you bring your family to a new and healthier level.  Health coaches can provide you with recipes that are nutritious and tasty.
  8. Your kitchen is set up with a deep fat fryer, microwave and you want to reassess your needs for a well-equipped kitchen.  A kitchen makeover and grocery store tour can go a long way to get you and your family on the road to eating nutritious meals.

“…..the nation needs it.”

“The United States faces a health crisis due in large part to the prevalence of costly chronic conditions, which are largely brought on by poor lifestyle choices,” Ryan wrote. “Health and Wellness Coaches work with individuals and shift them from being passive recipients of expensive health care interventions to adopting a responsible, self-directed, proactive stance that facilitates lasting positive change. It is vital that Health and Wellness Coaches continue to expand their good work, the nation needs it.”  US Rep Tim Ryan – Ohio  SOURCE- BusinessWire

“… 70% of the aging process is driven by lifestyle changes.”

“I am very optimistic about the future of medicine in America.  70% of the aging process is driven by lifestyle changes.  If we can change the culture of wellness in America and we can build systems, we have had discussions in the Senate and the Institute of Medicine about how you can make a tier of health care providers who could provide the infrastructure to make it easy for people to do the right thing.”Dr.  Mehmet Oz.

What About You?


What do you think?

Could YOU use a health coach?

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  1. Cynthia

    You have some great ideas in your post…. it is a natural extension of health to find someone that is your own cheerleader to help support you in necessary healthcare related endeavors

  2. Shellie Bolyard

    Making lifestyle changes seems easy, until you’re in the thick of it. A health coach can help you get out of the weeds by making small, simple and consistent changes, Over time, these small changes make a huge difference. And with support and accountability, you are destined for success!

  3. Harry Smith

    Thanks for sharing such an informative article. I second your opinion that a holistic health coach can bring positive lifestyle changes which positively impact your mental and physical health.


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