Wellness Coaching for fitness

A recent survey conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has found that “educated experienced fitness professionals” now constitute as the most important fitness trend in the world, rising from third to first place in just a year closely followed by “personal trainers” who went from seventh to third place.

Everyday we are confronted with health warnings about the food we eat or should be eating, our lifestyles, the exercise we do or don’t and how this effects us and our society. Thankfully as a population we and other countries are starting to react to this information in a positive way and so there has been an increase in popularity for wellness coaching and other fitness related help.

Margaret Moore of Well Coaches, a wellness coaching certification program endorsed by the ACSM believes that we all want to feel well and better and have more energy but there is a difference between wanting and doing. “There is an enormous gap between wanting to be well and the everyday reality of living with the mental and physical health penalties of overeating, under exercising, and having too little down time.”

Moore and a number of other wellness coaches are working hard to increase awareness of the field in the medical profession as though many of the public can see its medical merits doctors are only beginning to catch on.

According to professionals wellness coaching is particularly good for those of us who are not doing anything bad, but not doing the good things either. For instance not eating as well as they should be, not exercising and not really making any progress health wise as they are stuck in a rut.

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Emma Hilton

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