Ah wellness! In our world of constant change, and with life moving faster than ever, topics such as mental health, self-care, and prevention have become popular buzzwords. People are looking to live healthier lives, and there is superb care out there that is being offered.
At the same time, there are misconceptions about the meaning of self-care and exercise. Many opt for quick solutions — surgery, pills — to dull the problem without adequately addressing the underlying cause. Meanwhile, many parts of the industry are unregulated and oversaturated. In this interview, we go deep and uncover Wellness: 5 Things That Should Be Done to Improve the Industry!
Nowadays, people with years of training are competing with people with weekend training. Many providers are overworked, overwhelmed, and underpaid. The general public is not educated about asking the right questions when selecting a wellness provider. In the face of all this, what can be done to correct the status quo? In this interview series, we are seeking to hear from a variety of leaders in the health and wellness industries who agree that the wellness Industry is in need of an overhaul and offer suggestions about what can be done moving forward.
IN THIS SPECIAL INTERVIEW EXCLUSIVE, Raj Khedun from London – an avid wellbeing and transformation coach having specialised in relationship and addiction coaching for 12 years is also an inspired journalist at Keep Fit Kingdom, which has a mission to help a billion people reach 100 years happily and to realize the healthiest version of themselves!
His infectious energy uplifts everyone because he’s excited to make a positive difference whilst helping people fulfill their potentials and make dreams happen. When we asked him: Can you please share your “5 Things That Should Be Done To Improve and Reform The Health & Wellness Industry”? He said:
- The emphasis should be on Wellness Coaching. People who are enthusiastic and committed to fulfilling their potential can serve as mentors to those looking to make effective lifestyle improvements.
- Wellness coaches and PT’s should be taught how to have creative, free-flowing conversations with the client around expectations of what outcome, or result is desired
- There should be more emphasis on helping the client develop a vision board around health with images of their ideal (or achievable) physique.
- Personalized affirmations should be employed. Affirmations like: “health is wealth”, or “I will drop 20lb in 60 days”, or “I am healthy and energetic” should be surrounding this image.
- A written plan should be given. A basic 1–5 step plan for the client around daily things to do to reach the goal. Gamify it if possible.
- A bit more of an encouragement-based accountability shift should be employed. Brief, 5–10 minute calls, voice notes or messages should be exchanged 2–3 times per week to serve as catch up sessions and build in motivational consistency along with accountability.
Check out the rest of this passionate, and life-transforming interview over at Medium.com!