What is A Health Coach?

Usually I’m asked, what’s essentially a health coach certification and where is the difference on the actual fitness training. Well, health training is fitness training, fitness training is sad to say not always health training.

best health coach certificationUnfortunately, in the physical fitness training field often an insufficient history is made, usually just the quick muscle or even the rapid weight loss in the foreground and already existing diseases or even complaints aren’t always or even not adequately considered. Only a well-trained and experienced coach can provide actual assistance. A health promoting training aims to train the person to be cared for, taking into account today’s state of health. We understand fitness training which is holistically planned and in which medical advice and support is paramount. This is applicable to both people that exercise training as a disease prevention, of course, but also for individuals that turn to us due to a health problem. (Back problems, cardiovascular diseases, burn out, tumors and a lot more).

For sports returnees from 35 years and even after a sickness-related training break is just as for the sport beginner: only with medical check and a doctor’s approval, a training plan should be generated.

Adults should perform no less than 150 minutes (2½ hours) per week of moderate intensity exercise or perhaps 75 minutes (1¼ hours) per week of increased intensity exercise or even equivalent combination of medium and high intensity exercise. Preferably, the activity really should be spread over so many days of the week as possible. Each unit should keep going at the least ten minutes continuously.

Adults should – for additional and more extensive health benefits – increase the range of theirs of motion to 300 minutes (five hours) per week of moderate intensity exercise or perhaps 150 minutes (2½ hours) per week of higher intensity exercise or perhaps a blend of exercise with them aim for medium and higher intensity.

On two plus days of the week, adults should perform moderate or high intensity muscular exercise that involves all major muscle groups

However, these recommendations sound very time-consuming at first. But also movements of day to day life, like walking fast, cycling to work, gardening, etc. are considered to be health beneficial. Minor things, like taking the stairs rather than the escalator or the elevator (let’s face it, we all forget that again and again :-)) already help to get the circulation going thus and again the health something great to do.

But, just with targeted training physical performance may be sustainably and really improved, and exactly this effect you would like to ultimately achieve.