A wellness coach, author, and athlete from Rice Village believes that eating a healthy diet and regular exercise are not enough to combat the root causes of negative self-image and is starting a 10-week virtual program to help people become more holistic to be balanced.
The program, called Love Yourself to Better Health, uses nutritional psychology and behavioral science to help men and women change their relationship with food and thus their lives. According to the program’s website, the 10-week program costs $ 2,997 and starts on September 13th.
“We are whole and that is what holistically means – looking at the whole of an individual – your mind, your body, your spirit and how everything is connected in terms of your health and wellbeing,” said the certified Integrative Nutrition Coach Jennifer Jones, founder of JENuine Nutrition.
Jones founded JENuine Nutrition in 2015 after working as a personal trainer. While attending college in Central Alabama, she played a variety of sports and was a bodybuilder in Australia. She is both a certified personal trainer of the National Academy of Sports Medicine and a certified Nutrition Health Coach of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
According to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, health coaches play an important role in prevention, as doctors do not receive sound nutrition training during their medical studies. Patients often need to consider ways to change their lifestyle to improve their overall health. Health and wellness coaches help fill the gap in care for patients.
Jones has been an athlete her entire life, playing college volleyball in Central Alabama. According to Jones, athletics was where the seeds of health wellness coaching were sown due to the strict diets their coaches adhered to.
“What you put into your body affects your performance on the field and on the court,” said Jones. “We are no different from individuals in the game of life.”
Jones’ program revolves around her four pillars of holistic health: intuitive and conscious nutrition; Lifestyle and stress management; Awareness of self-care; and physical wellbeing. According to Jones, 85 percent of people have negative self-images, which directly affects their daily eating habits.
“It’s a change in mentality. It helps people understand that they have the power to change their lives and love themselves, ”said Jones. “That happens again and again when many of my customers come to me, they don’t love themselves, they don’t think it’s worth investing time in their health and nutrition.”
“Loving yourself for better health is a mantra that I live by and that I bring to my clients all the time,” said Jones. “I am happy to share it with the world. This is my passion, my goal, to help people realize their worth and give them autonomy over their bodies and love themselves for better health. “
More information is available at www.jenuinenutrition.com