Recent statistics suggest that we’re facing a shortfall of more than 50,000 physicians by 2025. This is an alarming finding, given the skyrocketing rates of chronic disease. Even without this shortage, you may have noticed that doctors lack the time and training to help us make lasting changes in areas such as diet, physical activity, sleep, and stress management, which are crucial for addressing chronic disease.
Our current medical paradigm is failing in the treatment of chronic disease. Despite massive spending on screening, medical research, and pharmaceutical development, rates of chronic diseases have continued to climb. Six in ten Americans now have a chronic disease and one in four has multiple chronic diseases. More than half of all Americans take a prescription medical. Obesity rates are expected to skyrocket to 50% of all Americans by 2030: 2030 Obesity Rates
The “rocks” that are driving “non-health” and chronic disease are overwhelmingly environmental and behavioral—poor diet, lack of physical activity, sleep deprivation, exposure to toxins, stress, “emotional mismanagement” (stress and negativity) and much more. And, this helps explain why going on a diet does not
Recent research has shown that almost 85 percent of the risk of disease comes down to these environmental and behavioral factors. Health coaches are ideally positioned to support you in changing your diet, lifestyle, and behavior—which is the single most important step you can take to address chronic disease.
For more, read on: Why You Need A Health Coach
If you, or someone you know, has tried every diet only to regain weight, is now interested in creating health and would like the support of a Health Coach, I’d be honored to help.