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In the mix: A helping of health: Introducing our Stressed Out Nurses health coach

Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, December 22, 2008

by Mandy Young, RN

Through my training and personal pursuit of knowledge, I learned a lot about how to live healthy. But like many Americans, I struggled with translating that knowledge into practice. At only 30 years old, I weighed more than 200 pounds and had developed mild sleep apnea. I finally acknowledged to myself that my life was never going to slow down and I couldn't afford to put off addressing my health. When I made this decision, I met my health coach and began my journey toward my own health coaching business.

Hello, my name is Mandy Young. I have been a nurse for four years. I am working on my master's degrees in public health and public health nursing at Johns Hopkins University. I am also a Certified Health Coach.

Health Coaching is a role that has emerged within the last 10 years in the health and wellness industry. The term coach is used in a variety of titles: sports coach, life coach, career coach, leadership coach, etc. What these different jobs have in common is helping clients improve performance in a specific area of their life.

I will be making regular posts on this blog, contributing tips and ideas on health improvement, and would love to hear from readers about their interests and concerns.

Have you managed to stay healthy while keeping up with all the demands of life and a stressful profession?

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