Hello, I'm Peter and I've been working in the fields of exercise, and health for almost 30 years, during which time I have had the pleasure of working with literally hundreds of clients of varying needs. My mission is to help empower you to take control of your health and wellbeing so that you can get more out of your life. My client base is varied but if you suffer from a long-term health condition(s) or have been advised by your health professional to make some lifestyle changes then I can definitely help. I also hold many specialist certifications in areas such as musculoskeletal rehabilitation, mindfulness meditation, nutrition, exercise therapy and behavioural change.
“80% of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes and 40% of cancer could be prevented, primarily with improvements to diet and lifestyle.” (World Health Organisation)
Chronic disease as mentioned by the WHO is the leading cause of death and disability in developed countries and with the rate of increase showing no signs of abating chronic disease is a growing problem.
Unfortunately, most medical students and doctors do not receive adequate training in nutrition and physical activity - this is despite knowing that 85% of chronic disease today is caused by unhealthy lifestyle choices.
Because 'prevention is always better than cure', health coaching is more about dealing with the underlying lifestyle factors that may contribute to ill health or addressing lifestyle factors that may increase your risk of developing a condition later on.
Health coaching is designed to help support your healing or help you maintain good health. If you're currently receiving medical treatment from your health professional it is well recognised that working with a health coach at the same time improves outcomes.