A Porter Novelli HealthStyles study found that less than 10% of people strongly believe their lives are ideal. LESS THAN 10%. Why?
Let’s start off with looking at today’s well-being. Well-being is defined to be a combination of mental and physical health. However, more and more people are not exercising regularly, keeping a healthy weight or consuming the correct foods.
High levels of stress and burnout are causing harm to our biological function and increasing susceptibility to chronic diseases. And people are too depleted, mentally and physically, to choose the healthy lifestyle that would actually make them feel better. And not only do people feel terrible, but they also are dealing with chronic diseases that cost them financially.
While our doctors make an emphasis for us to live healthier lifestyles, they just do not have the time to sit down and help us get their. So where to turn to get your life on track? The common answer would be to hire a personal trainer or nutritionist, which is great, but will not necessarily get you to that root cause of what your problem truly is.
In a 2005 study by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, found that about 8.6% of adults reported that they rarely receive social and emotional support in their life. Support if had, would help lead to a more positivity, healthier lifestyle. Cue in health coaches! A Functional Medicine Health Coach will be able to help navigate the complexity of your life and cheer you on to a healthier way of living by getting down to the root cause.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health-Related Quality of Life Program has led an effort since 2007 to examine how well-being can be integrated into health promotion and how it can be measured in public health surveillance systems. Health coaches have never been more in demand than now to take holistic approaches to disease prevention and health promotion.
According to the Porter Novelli HealthStyles study, 21% of adults strongly agree that their life has a clear sense of purpose. Do you?