coaching

Why a Coach Career ?

Coaching

coachIf you have a type of personality that strives to educate, support others and empathies with them you could consider a highly rewarding coaching career.

Beside your passion to touch others lives you would benefit from flexible working hours as most coaches choose a self-employment route. Your earning prospects would be great too, something between $50-$200 per hour depending on the experience and credentials. On top of that, a personal coaching trend is growing as modern society is concerned about their physical and mental well-being more than ever.

Coaching has existed from the dawn of humanity. A personal coach is an individual who supports or even trains another person to achieve his or her goals.

A good thing about a coaching career is that there are many types of coaching you could choose from.

Life Coach

Achievement of personal goals is the main focus for this type of coaching. Life coach is trained to help clients determine what they want out of their lives and provide guidance on how achieve their goals.

Personal Coach

Personal coaching is about personal development that can involve personal, business, or relationship goals. Is different to therapy or counselling in that it deals more with the present than the past and strives to resolve a problem rather than dwell on it.

Sports Coach

Sports coach provides directions, education and training to an individual athlete or a sports team. This type of coaching includes a personal fitness trainer occupation where a coach is helping an individual to achieve his/her best potential or a personal benchmark in their fitness and health. Sports coaches are accountable for sportsmen safety as well as achievements.

Health Coach

Health or wellbeing coaching is a relatively new type of coaching that is orientated towards a psychological aspect of fitness. A health coach looks deeper into individual’s life (lifestyle, eating habits, etc.) to determine obstacles that prevent to achieve a better well-being.

Business or Financial Coach

A business/financial coach does not need to be an expert in finances as they focus on providing a one-to-one support to clients that struggle to attain specific financial goals. This type of coaching strives to monitor individual’s performance where a clients takes accountability. This type of coaching can be provided for the entire staff of the business to cover such aspects as teamwork to setting goals.

Dating Coach

Dating coaches help people who need assistance in meeting and attracting partners. Dating coaching may include such aspects of dating as flirting, fashion, sociology, and even psychology.

Conflict Coach

Coaches who deal with conflict resolution are usually used in organisational setting or marital matters.

The above is not an exhausted list of coaching available–there is a coach for just about every aspect of life. These people strive to help others and you could be a part of it.

 

5 Myths About Dehydration and Exercising

health_coachWater is the essential substance of life. Human body is made up of around 60 percent of water, and we know we need to drink to remain healthy and functional. Many myths, however, exist about the daily amount of water we need to use. We know that we lose fluids through perspiration, and we sweat more when we move more, i.e. exercising. Despite our most profound knowledge about fitness and health quite a few unfounded theories about drinking water during or after a workout session exist. This articles strives to shatter some of those.

Myth #1. Drinking water during or shortly after a training session is bad for your heart

It is true that drinking loads or cold water during a workout session has a negative impact on your heart. However, it has been proven that drinking cool or even slightly warm water and in moderate amounts helps the body to recover and takes the pressure off the heart.

Myth #2. You should drink 1 litter of water after a training session

This is fundamentally wrong since the amount required is different for everyone. To figure out the amount of water you need to drink after a workout you could weigh yourself before exercising and immediately after. If the difference is 100 oz, unfortunately, it is not fat that melted away – it does not go away that quickly. The scales indicate how much of water you have lost during exercising–1 oz of ‘lost’ weight equals 1 fl oz of water. In this case, you would need to drink 100 oz of cool ( not cold) water in 10-15 minutes. In addition, it is recommended to drink water in small amounts during exercising. Furthermore, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that athletes drink 16 ounces of fluids a couple of hours before starting their sports practice.

Myth #3. You must drink special drinks made for athletes after exercising session

What kind of drinks to use after a work out session depends on the intensity of exercising. While for professional athletes specially made drinks are necessary, for the rest of us drinking normal cool water is sufficient. Having said that, someone who sweats heavily during exercising would be losing a significant amount of mineral salts. For that reason it would be beneficial to drink mineral water that is rich in mineral salts to restore the levels.

Myth #4. The best drink after a work out session is juice

It is true and false. If you are trying to lose weight you would do better avoiding drinking juice after a workout. If your goal, however, is to grow muscle mass juice could be beneficial. Bear in mind that even athletes drink diluted juice after the work out.

Myth #5. If you are not thirsty your body does not require any water/fluids

It can be true and false. While we feel thirsty when we lack 0.5-1 litter of water we do not feel it when we need more than this amount. Therefore it is wrong to assume that your body is not dehydrated if you simply do not feel thirsty. The required amount of water in one’s body depends on many factors, e.g. general state of health, metabolism, nutrition method, level of physical activity, environmental conditions, and weight loss, etc. One of the easiest ways to find out whether your body requires more water is checking the urine color. If the color is light you’ve been drinking too much water, when it is dark – your body is dehydrated. (This rule does not apply if you are taking B vitamins). All the advice above, however, is for general public that exercise for their fitness and health benefits and not for professional athletes that have specially tailored routines and personal trainers. Some experts like Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, a kidney expert at the University of Pennsylvania, claims that drinking water affects us much less that it is anticipated. His argument is that the amount of water we drink is significant in comparison to a total amount of fluids our bodies are made up of.

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