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Health and Wellness Professionals You Might Need During the Pandemic

Update Date: Apr 07, 2020 11:51 PM EDT
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Health and Wellness Professionals You Might Need During the Pandemic
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If there's one thing the coronavirus outbreak has taught people, it's the importance of taking care of your health. While people from varying age groups and health statuses are unexpectedly passing away, it is believed that individuals who are otherwise healthy, have a higher chance of recovering should they contract the virus. Which is why people everywhere are being encouraged to get their health in check. 

In these uncertain times, now is the best time to prioritize your physical and mental well-being. Should you need assistance in doing so, these are the health and wellness experts you want to call on. 

Health Coaches

Knowing that you need to improve your health is a far cry from knowing what to do to achieve that goal. That's where health coaches come in. Health coaches are people who have studied extensively and taken health, fitness, and online nutrition classes to gain the most relevant knowledge as it pertains to the health and wellness of others. 

A health coach serves as a mentor and guide in motivating individuals to achieve their health and wellness goals. Whether you need help setting health goals, managing stress, selecting the right workouts, manage chronic illnesses, or lose weight, they can provide emotional support, tips, and advice to make your journey easier. Many can hold online sessions which is ideal during mandated social distancing. 

Therapists

There is no doubt that this coronavirus pandemic is going to cause emotional unrest for a lot of individuals. This is especially true for those already suffering from mental illness. As most untreated mental illnesses can lead to physical health problems, it is highly recommended that you find someone to talk to when you're feeling overwhelmed. 

In a time when everyone is going through emotional overwhelm, venting to loved ones may not provide you with the resolve your mind and body needs. Therapists, however, have gone through years of schooling and training and have experience in helping individuals to reduce stress and cope during difficult times. Scheduling a virtual appointment with a therapist allows you to properly vent while also receiving solutions to ease your fears, anxiety, or depression. 

Personal Trainer

When it comes to improving your health, boosting your immune system, improving your mood, and reducing or eliminating symptoms of chronic illnesses, exercising is at the top of the list. Instead of sitting around the house all day, it would be wise to get up and get active to keep your physical and mental well-being intact. If you're new to working out, however, knowing where to start and staying motivated to reach your goals may be difficult. 

You may not be able to hit the gyms anymore, but that doesn't mean there isn't someone you can call on to help you with your fitness goals. A personal trainer can be an excellent source to rely on. Not only will they help you develop a fitness plan, they will work with you to create weekly goals, help you with selecting the types of exercises, ensure you're using the right form, enhance your workouts, and even check in regularly to provide the necessary push you need to keep going. Their services can also be utilized virtually, so don't let staying indoors keep you from getting the help you need to get in shape. 

Herbalist

Lots of people are steering clear of modern medicine and practices due to high costs and horrible side effects. Instead, they're turning to holistic methods of healing. If you'd like to learn how to use natural herbs and foods from the earth to improve your health and potentially treat or cure chronic illnesses, an herbalist is the health and wellness professional you need. 

An herbalist has taken years of schooling and training to learn the many functions of herbs and natural food sources as they pertain to healing. You can consult with them through online sessions to get guidance on the right herbs and foods to consume to improve preexisting conditions (or your overall health). They can provide you with books, a list of herbs, and meal plans to get you on your way. 


These are, without a doubt, some scary times to live in. While medical experts have only scratched the surface of the coronavirus, you can be proactive by working on your health and wellness. In doing so, you reduce your risk of catching the virus and/or decrease the likelihood of you passing away from it. If you need assistance getting on the right path, there is still help out there. Each of the above-mentioned health and wellness experts has virtual options available so that they can help you on your journey despite the current limitations. 

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