“There’s one thing you’ll need to reach any goal, no matter how small or lofty: energy. Understanding the root cause of your lack of energy and whether you’re optimizing your energy levels to the fullest can be difficult. It takes careful consideration and strategizing for energy optimization, which is easier said than done when you’re running on empty.”
This is where a health coach can assist. Utilizing their deep knowledge of health and productivity, they assist you in understanding your present energy levels and offer techniques to help improve your health habits. Their guidance can be crucial in enabling you to achieve your personal and professional goals. Now, let’s delve into the techniques they use.
Understanding Your Energy Profile
So, what does a health coach do when you first start working with them? If one of your main goals is to have more energy to work toward achieving the rest of your goals, whether personal or professional, your health coach will begin by analyzing your overall health and well-being. This will help them assess your current energy levels and areas for improvement.
This is an important part of the process, so you can better strategize your next steps for optimizing energy. A personalized energy management plan will consider your current energy levels, how your health habits are impacting them, how much energy you need, and how you can make lifestyle adjustments for increased energy.
Collaborate on Nutrition Plans
Where do you get your energy? On the most basic, biological level, you get all your energy from the food you consume. As such, a health coach will collaborate with you on a nutrition plan based on your needs.
With mindful eating and proper food choices, you’ll find that your energy levels remain sustainable throughout the day, allowing you to work hard all through the morning and afternoon, without that dreaded post-lunch dip.
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Sleep Quality Enhancement
A health coach can educate you on a variety of strategies that can help improve your sleep quality. As a professional, they can look at common sleep issues — such as an inability to fall asleep at all, frequent waking in the middle of the night, and others — and then pinpoint potential causes that you can then address. From changing your sleeping environment to adjusting your sleep schedule, there are several routes you can take, with your health coach’s guidance.
Stress Management Techniques
When you’re dealing with a more stressful time at work or general life stress, you want to have enough energy to take on that pressure with ease. Unfortunately, letting that stress get to you can decrease your energy levels, through sleep disruptions and chronic fatigue.
If a health coach analyzes your current energy profile and determines that stress could be to blame for low energy, they may help you work on stress management techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, or relaxation exercises.
Habit Formation and Behavior Change
Once your health coach has worked with you to help identify the root cause of your lack of energy, it’s time to build healthy habits to increase your energy, while removing the poor habits that are actively decreasing your energy.
Building new habits and breaking old ones can be difficult, but working with a health coach makes the process easier, providing accountability and consistent, regular follow-ups. A coach can also point you to helpful tools that you can use on a daily basis to manage your habit formation, such as the Arootah Habit Coach app.
Monitoring Progress and Adjusting Strategies
As your health coach monitors your habit changes and progress, they’ll be able to identify any potential stumbling blocks or ways to enhance your strategy, for the best results possible. They’ll make any necessary adjustments to your energy optimization plan, as you go. As is the case when pursuing any goal, flexibility and adaptation are necessary if you want to achieve your long-term energy and vitality management goals.
Education and Empowerment
Throughout the entire process, a health coach provides education and empowerment. They assist you in understanding the reasons behind your body’s behavior and the science behind your habits, potentially impacting your health.
The Bottom Line
Working with a health coach can empower you to optimize your energy through personalized strategies — leading to enhanced overall well-being and fulfillment.
Not ready to work with a health coach just yet, but still want to work on optimizing your energy this year? Stay tuned for more information on Arootah’s energy seminar, taking place Feb. 21, 2024.