Look Younger, Feel Better
Aging is a perpetual uphill battle in an ever-raging war with mother nature. And this fight to look and feel young has resulted in an impressive and often expensive arsenal of weapons. From an endless array of lotions, potions, pills, and even surgical procedures, the collective “we” spend billions of dollars a year on the latest and greatest anti-aging breakthroughs, laboratory tested and scientifically proven (refer to the fine print) to keep us looking forever young.
But what if our best defense against aging doesn't come in a bottle or a tube, won't qualify for Prime shipping from Amazon, and can't be purchased from the beauty counter at our favorite department store? What if in our never-ending search for eternal youth we need look no further than the produce aisle or our local walking trail?
What if the secret, really isn’t a secret? What if the key to defying age is and has always been within our control?
Unlike the scientifically unproven youth-in-a-bottle solutions that fill the shelves of our corner drugstore and that promise us the sun, the moon, and skin as soft, supple, and radiant as a toddlers bare bum, all for the very reasonable price of $9.99 plus tax, there are some new (but actually old) strategies gaining more ground as the real way to keep us spry and wrinkle free. Daily practices like eating a diet loaded with whole foods such as fresh fruits and veggies, getting regular exercise and a good night’s sleep, and finding time to unwind, destress, and recharge.
It would seem Mother Nature isn't the real enemy after all. It's a fast life, filled with fast-food, supersized meals of highly processed junk, coupled with inactivity or insufficient physical activity, too little sleep, and too much stress.
Unfortunately, changing our diets, getting regular exercise and regular sleep, and destressing often requires real change. And change is hard, even when it is in our best interest.
Health and wellness coaching is a process designed to help you not only win the battle but to win the war. Diabetes, heart disease, high-blood pressure, and, yes, even wrinkles are heavily influenced by our lifestyle choices. And it's increasingly clear that simply knowing what we "should" do isn't enough. Making a lifestyle change is no walk in the park. And that's where coaching comes in. A good coach can help you develop the internal and external resources you need to be successful.