Wellbeing Coaches Motivate Heart Health Management
Sound advice and practical implementation of effective solutions
Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. There are numerous factors that make us vulnerable to heart disease. Some, like our genetics, we can’t change. But others – diet, stress, and a sedentary lifestyle – we can address, if we have the proper information, planning, and encouragement. Wellbeing Coaches connects clients like you who have concerns with heart health with certified life coaches from the medical field. Your coach helps you develop a lifestyle plan that meets with your doctor’s approval, a plan that you can stick with for optimal health.
Getting started on the path to heart health
Have you suffered a heart attack? Or have symptoms of hypertension got you worried about heart disease? You’ve got too much to live for to take a passive attitude towards your heart health. But where can you find the answers you need?
A healthy heart program begins with a fasting blood test as part of a complete physical to screen for:
- Total cholesterol
- HDL (good cholesterol)
- Coronary risk ratio
- Diabetes/glucose screening
- Blood pressure and pulse rate screening
- Body mass index (BMI)
- LDL (bad cholesterol)
Your physician can also perform an EKG and listen to your heart to detect a murmur. Armed with this information, a Wellbeing Coach can help craft a plan to address your areas of weakness.
Developing a heart-healthy routine with a Wellbeing Coach
Our Wellbeing Coaches are nurses, nutritionists, and personal trainers who understand the risks of heart disease and how to counteract them. Our coaches are able to fill in any gaps in your understanding and keep you motivated to face the challenges of adopting a heart healthy lifestyle.
Your coach can help you make the positive changes you need in your routine, which might include:
- Dietary modifications – A diet low in saturated fats has been shown to be effective in lowering cholesterol. But there is more you can do than just reduce fat. If you are overweight, you may be putting an unreasonable strain on your heart. So, portion control is an important part of any diet plan. Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables will also help your heart. Whole grains burn more slowly than processed junk foods and can help balance your blood sugar. Finally, limiting your sodium intake can moderate high blood pressure, reducing your risk of heart attack or stroke.
- An appropriate exercise regimen – A sedentary lifestyle can weaken your heart, whereas even moderate exercise can get your blood circulating and renew your health. But, if you aren’t used to exercising, too much too soon can be counterproductive. You could put a strain on your heart, or simply develop a discouraging level of muscle soreness.
- Developing a positive outlook – Negativity, sadness, and discouragement can literally lead to heartache. Stress and anxiety can elevate your blood pressure. Making positive changes that introduce more fun, joy and relaxation into your life can be a powerful tonic. Have you lost track of people and activities you used to enjoy? Are you taking enough time to balance your life, or are you letting the stress of your job overwhelm you? A coach can help you do an inventory of your lifestyle and choose where to make positive adjustments.
A healthy heart is vital to a happy, healthy life. With personalized assistance from a Wellbeing Coach, you can develop a plan that’s right for you. Plus, your coach motivates you to follow your plan faithfully for optimal benefits.
Choose a Certified Wellbeing Coach™ to bring your heart to optimum health
If you’re at risk of heart disease, now is the time to make the changes necessary to restore heart health. Wellbeing Coaches provide the motivation and practical planning you need to control your risk factors. Contact a coach today.