Just What Is A Health Coach?

Sometimes I am asked, what’s in fact a health coach certification programs and where’s the difference on the actual fitness training. Well, health training is fitness training, fitness training is sad to say not always health training.

health coach certification programsUnfortunately, in the fitness training field often an insufficient medical history is made, often merely the fast muscle or perhaps the fast weight loss in the foreground and already existing diseases or even complaints are not always or perhaps not sufficiently considered. Only an experienced and well-trained coach is able to provide actual assistance. A health promoting training aims to train a person to be cared for, taking into account the current state of health. We understand fitness training which is holistically planned and in which medical advice and assistance is paramount. This is applicable to both who exercise training as a disease prevention, of course, but also for individuals who turn to us because of a health problem. (Back problems, cardiovascular diseases, burn out, tumors and a lot more).

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

Adults should perform at least 150 minutes (2½ hours) per week of moderate intensity exercise or even seventy five minutes (1¼ hours) per week of higher intensity exercise or equivalent combination of high intensity exercise and medium. Ideally, the activity needs to be spread over as many days of the week as you possibly can. Each unit should keep going at least ten minutes continuously.

Adults should – for additional and much more extensive health benefits – increase their range of motion to 300 minutes (5 hours) per week of moderate intensity exercise or even 150 minutes (2½ hours) per week of higher intensity exercise or perhaps a combination of exercise with them aim for higher intensity and medium.

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

Obviously, these recommendations sound very time consuming at first. But also movements of everyday routine, such as walking fast, cycling to work, gardening, etc. are considered to be health beneficial. Minor things, including taking the stairs instead of the elevator or even the escalator (let’s face it, we all forget that over and over :-)) already help to get the blood flow going again and thus the health something great to do.

However, just with targeted training physical performance can be really and sustainably improved, and exactly this effect you wish to ultimately achieve.

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