Wellness Coaching Improves Health Behaviors for Life

Making a lifestyle change can be a daunting task and overwhelming at times.

To go blind in life without goals and no direction in life can be devastated.

However, promising results of a study conducted by Mayo Clinic experts suggest that one of these latest trends, wellness coaching, can produce substantial lifestyle improvements that align with an individual’s personal values, and foster confidence to sustain these changes after the program has concluded.

Wellness coaches are trained professionals who help individuals identify values and make customized changes in order to manage stress, begin or maintain healthy habits and improve their overall quality of life.

One of the reasons wellness coaching can be uniquely successful is that the focus isn’t necessarily on weight management or fitness.

People usually begin wellness programs to lose weight – but according to the study’s lead author, Psychologist and Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program medical expert Matthew Clark, Ph. D., L.P., what often begins as a short-term goal evolves into clinically meaningful improvements such as stress reduction, sleep improvement, increased spiritual connection, and quality of life that is sustained long after the wellness program has been completed.