TIP OF THE WEEK: LISTEN CAREFULLY
As a Health Coach it is essential to listen carefully to each individual when discussing their health and wellness goals. We start with areas most comfortable with each person to create a welcoming environment for change. This approach develops a healthy client-coach relationship. This allows us to build an effective action plan together that leads to successful and achievable behavior changes. Jack received his B.S. in Exercise Science and Health Promotion and currently holds the Mike Boyle Certified Functional Strength Coach certification and the Precision Nutrition certification.
Here is a sample of some of the Initial Assessment Questions and an explanation of how they help build an effective action plan.
What are some of your favorite meals?
Maintaining a healthy weight isn’t about depriving yourself of foods that you enjoy. Instead it’s about creating a balance between all of the foods that you eat to provide proper nutritional value. We can design meal plans to fit your active life style and other commitments where healthier food options might not be available.
Do you like to walk, run, bike or swim?
Daily physical exercise can be accomplished by doing most everyday activities. The fitness centers provide convenient access to a variety of exercise equipment but similar exercise benefits can be achieved during the normal course of your job. We look at your schedule, the type of work that you perform and identify opportunities where you can increase your physical activity levels to meet your goals.
How many hours of sleep to you typically get each day?
The quantity and quality of sleep we get each day contributes greatly to helping our body and mind recover. In a health care environment there are factors that can interrupt sleep patterns such as shift work and caregiver stress. Understanding the impact of these factors can help uncover ways to manage them in a way to get the best sleep possible for the circumstances in your life.
Jack Clendenny, helping participants gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to reach self-identified health goals.
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