What is your focus for the New Year…eat right and exercise?
We are all familiar with the advice to eat right and exercise. It may be the first thing we learn about what is required for good health. As we age and deal with different health issues, our perspective on this advice can change. I conducted an informal survey of my friends and family representing different points of the health and age spectrum to get a better sense of what people think or feel when they hear “eat right and exercise”. Here are their responses:
- It is good for you
- It is a given and stop smoking too!
- The two go hand in hand and when I do one, I tend to do the other
- It is vague and frustrating
- It is freeing and a reminder to get back to the basics
- It is a core statement but what do I do now?
- Sound advice that we all know and adapt to in different ways
- Go get healthy!
- Weight loss
- Don’t eat fast food
- I should…
- Healthy living!
- Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know
I was surprised by the different responses though I can relate to each one. Interestingly, the concept of eating right and exercising, an action-oriented statement, often leaves us not taking any action at all. The missing link which makes it hard to act is clear in the variety of responses in my survey. We all have individual needs, motivations, and emotions specific to our health or day to day challenges that make eating right and exercising more complicated.
If you feel like…
- I don’t know where to start
- I am stuck because what worked before isn’t working now
- I am doing everything right but not seeing results
- I am overwhelmed by all the conflicting information out there
- I can’t sustain the healthy changes for more than a month
- This is too hard
This year can be different. Take action and add a Certified Health and Well-being Coach to your wellness team. As a CHWC, I can help you address your individual needs and challenges to find what eating right and exercise can look like for you and provide the support, guidance, and accountability to make healthy habits last.
Make 2023 your healthiest year yet! To learn more, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me at LinkedIn at Healthplus Coaching to set up a free 15-minute consultation and find out how the support of a health coach can make the difference for you.
Here is some additional information about Jill:
Jill Veith is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach who uses evidence-based tools in a positive and calm environment to help clients make lifestyle and behavior change to optimize living their best life. Jill is a lifelong learner in health-related and self-development topics. Currently, she is working on earning NASM certifications in Personal Training and Nutrition Coaching. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education from Western Washington University, is a certified Health and Well-being coach through Wellcoaches, and earned The Life Coach School Weight Loss Coach certification. In her free time, you can find Jill enjoying the outdoors hiking, cycling, skiing, or paddling with her adventure partner (a.k.a. her husband), walking her dog with friends, listening to podcasts, trying new healthy recipes, reading, and enjoying anytime she can with her two adult sons.