“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.” — CBS News, October 2009.
What is a Health Coach?
According to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (the world’s largest health coach training program) “A Health Coach is a wellness authority and supportive mentor who motivates individuals to cultivate positive health choices. Health Coaches educate and support clients to achieve their health goals through lifestyle and behavior adjustments.”
The health coaches at Health through Awareness are dedicated to implementing a form of therapeutic lifestyle change.
While most diets focus on what not to eat, our program encourages eating the right kind of foods, the right kind of fat, and the right kind of carbohydrates for you.
Therapeutic lifestyle changes are recommended as a primary treatment for:
- Heart Disease and High Cholesterol
- Food Allergies
- High Blood Pressure
At Health through Awareness we put emphasis on knowledge to make informed decisions regarding:
- Healthy diet and lifestyle choices
- Movement and exercise
- Nutritional supplementation when needed
- Stress reduction
- The importance of a good night’s sleep
- Primary food and secondary food
One of the most powerful lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk for common chronic diseases of aging is to improve your body composition. While a certain amount of body fat is necessary for normal functioning, excess fat in relation to lean body mass (muscle, bones, organs, tissues etc) can greatly increase your health risks. A high ratio of muscle to fat increases your metabolism meaning you burn more calories each day.
Using the Bioelectrical Impedance Analyzer (BIA) we can accurately measure body composition and monitor progress is such areas as body water, fat and fat-free mass. The BIA measures resistance and reactance and computes fat-free mass, body cell mass, total body water and intracellular water, providing a computerized printout for ongoing comparison.
The fundamentals of the program are:
Knowledge — to make informed decisions that impact your health every day.
Balanced Eating — which has a direct influence on excess insulin production, body composition and disease prevention.
Regular Activity/Exercise — a regular program of aerobic, strength training and flexibility exercises has been shown to reverse insulin resistance, increase vitality and reduce the risk of disease.
Appropriate Nutritional Supplementation — implementation of a nutritional program designed to help prevent or address specific conditions.
Stress Management — to help keep insulin and other hormone levels balanced, improving vitality.
Sleep — is crucial for the proper functioning of the mind and body. Quality and depth of sleep is of primary importance.
Contact Thermographic Diagnostic Imaging today – call (856) 596-5834