This is a helpful article from Berkeley Wellness that describes the role and value that a health and wellness coach can provide, what they do and don’t do, and how to find a health coach who can help you.

Like any coach, a wellness coach – sometimes called a health coach – guides you, in this case in making better lifestyle choices, whether that means exercising more, losing weight, reducing stress or quitting smoking, for example.

As the article further describes, a health coach is not in the business of telling you what your goals should be, and they should not prescribe specific diets or exercise routines or encourage you to ignore or act contrary to your medical doctor’s advice.  Rather, they help you figure out ways to achieve YOUR objectives and deal with setbacks.

Read the complete article here.