There are a number of tell-tale signs that the health coaching industry is growing in strength, one in particular being the recent press it has received. A short while ago Dr. Mehmet Oz, a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, spoke on Larry King Live about the need for health coaches in America. Take a look at the clip here.
Dr. Andrew Weil’s Self Healing magazine reports: “When athletes want a competitive edge, they hire a private coach to monitor their progress. When it comes to your health, using this mindset could also be beneficial. Health coaches are increasingly being hired by corporations to help employees stay healthy and by individuals seeking to improve well-being. For some, these coaches offer assistance in managing dietary constraints (due to conditions such as celiac disease or diabetes), and for others, they might focus on teaching stress-reduction methods. In some ways, the health coach picks up where your physician left off, helping you implement wellness strategies suggested after a check-up or diagnosis.“
UPS is a perfect example of a large corporation hiring health coaches to help employees stay healthy. Check out the MSNBC story here.
CBS News reports: “Congress will miss the boat if it ends up perpetuating a system that reacts to illness rather than preventing it. Chronic diseases such as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes wreck our quality of life and cost a fortune. In recent years, a new and intriguing concept has emerged in the prevention and treatment of chronic illness: the health coach.”
And there you have it folks!