Show 322 - What Is A Health Coach?

Last time, I talked about coaching. How there are different types of coaches and that it is an unlicensed and unregulated practice. There are good and bad coaches, and we need to find ways to figure out who is who.

I tried to chop it down into chunks but this is a big topic. And not a lot of consumer friendly information sources. Many of the resources I found where connected to vendors wanting to either have folks sign up for their telehealth service or to take a class or course on health couching. 

The somewhat neutral sources I've listed below. 

I know this one is wordy. But honestly, I whacked it down from 22 minutes to about 14 minutes.
Probably should have knocked off another seven but you do what you can when you can.

For my overseas folks. I do not know if you have the expression "wham, bam, thank you mam."
It applies to the vending machine approach to obtaining sexual services from an in-demand vendor. 

Going to a doctor or medical office can be a long wait, then you get into the office, say your piece. The doctor takes a look, makes a decision in about two minutes and out you go.

Don't know if it is the same in the UK, India, Australia, Canada or the islands.

Which is why telemedicine is very popular. Most people would like to cut out the waiting and get to the important part of their care. 

In this episode, a look at health coaching.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

S.E. Cupp is a political commentator on CNN program S.E. Cupp Unfiltered. She is also a fellow traveler on the road. May 2023 is Mental Health Awareness Month. This is a short clip from her show talking about her experiences with the condition and why she wants to bring awareness about mental health out of the shadows.

Post on Very Well Health called Does Eating Fried Foods Really Put Us at Risk for Depression and Anxiety?  

Look folks, do the best you can. Eat to support your brain health. If you slip up and eat some fries; try to have a bit of fruit or veggies for your next meal. The goal is clean eating but some of us are going to get dusty along the way. 

Cleveland Clinic page on What Is A health Coach

Positive Psychology What is Health Coaching?

Wave Life is an app with information about mental fitness, cognitive support for Gen-Z folks and health coach support. 


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