Taking Care: COACH

This is the fifth in the series of blogs that focus on different aspects of wellbeing for both coaches and their clients. This wellness blog has been developed in response to extending the dialogue with coaches as a way of supporting all coaches consider their own wellness as well as that of their clients. It isn’t prescriptive but a mechanism to keep a live debate going as well as caring for the coaching community.

Please join in this dialogue through Twitter

The blog is based on five tips for maintaining wellbeing for all coaches to be to contribute to. Using COACH acronym as our framework the blog will be structured in the following headings of:

1. Care
2. Opportunities
3. Action and awareness raising
4. Conversations and feedback
5. Health

Ageing Well

Did you know that by the time we reach our 40s and 50s many of us might have dramatically increased our chances of becoming ill later in life without realising the damage we are doing to ourselves? Whether eating the wrong things, smoking, not drinking enough water or, simply not being active enough. It’s easy to drift to into bad habits especially during the winter months.

Did you know that by 2040, more than 640 million of us might be living with diabetes?

Question to self;

How can you help yourself make small changes or work with friends and family to make the changes together to improve you wellbeing?

  1. Care

Sleep well!    

Everyone’s individual sleep needs vary, however, most healthy adults are built for 16 hours of wakefulness and need an average of eight hours of sleep a night. Regular sleep is vital to staying healthy.

Did you know that sleep is involved in healing and repair of the heart and blood vessels?

Sleep deficiency is also increasingly linked to an increased risk of stroke and heart disease.

For further information please see here.

If you are working away from home don’t forget to keep in contact with family and friends too and see how much sleep they are enjoying. Share the caring.


     2. Opportunities

As the days are shorter it may be easier to take the car or bus and not take the short walks you would normally take in the warmer months.

An idea to keep your work colleagues healthy and on the move…

Have you thought about having a team competition to see who does the most steps each week?

You will be amazed at how competitive colleagues with a bit of healthy competition.   Please tweet us with ways you have been able to compete with your colleagues to keep you all on the move!


  1. Action and awareness raising

Monday 14th November 2016 is World Diabetes Day. This year’s activities and materials focus on promoting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications such as heart disease.

Did you know that by losing weight you could reverse Type 2 diabetes?

It is also International ‘Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day’

This day is designed to encourage us take things a little slower, de-stress and unwind. As we all know it’s easy to get caught up into a spiral of stress and worry so this day is to try to take a mental step back, so that you can ‘ loosen up, lighten up’ and find some balance.

  1. Conversations and feedback

This section is for coaches to provide their hints and tips for maintaining wellness as well as share experiences that may also be used in the coaching network session. If you have any models or thoughts you would like to share in this blog please email them to:

  1. Health

 Stay hydrated

Drink at least eight glasses of water each day. If cold water is unappealing when the mercury dips, try boiled water with a slice of lemon. The moisture will also help make mucous membranes, including those in your sinuses, more resistant to bacteria.

Sally Bell, Business & Wellbeing Coach
Sally Bell, Business & Wellbeing Coach

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