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Monday, July 13, 2009

The Benefits of Online Coaching

Last week, the Washington Post published an article touting the benefits of online coaching for running enthusiasts. For a fee, experts--runners who have completed more marathons than they can count--will answer questions and help plan your training.

When it comes to employee wellness, health coaching (PDF) is a major up-and-coming trend. While health education is a powerful first step, it may not be enough to motivate employees to make positive lifestyle changes. The encouragement of a wellness professional can make an enormous difference.

The Post article discusses how helpful an online tool (PDF) can be--one that keeps track of a runner's pace, heart rate, nutrition, and more. We've built similar tools for our corporate clients, and they've been instrumental in helping employees set and meet their fitness goals.

So what motivates you? Would a relationship with a professional health coach make the difference?

(Special thanks to @orgworks, our Twitter friend, for forwarding this article!)

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