One of the best parts of our day is connecting with other people who embrace healthier living. After all, ANTIDOTE’s mission is to make healthy living easier. Everyday choices – even what we use in the shower – can have a profound difference to our health, self-esteem, and our planet. (Remember, 64% of what you put on our skin gets absorbed into our bodies and 100% ends up in our streams.)
We were particularly delighted to meet up with Kella Kunz who not only gets wellness, she’s dedicated herself to helping others lives as the best versions of themselves as a health coach. Kella approaches this work through nutrition, exercise, and mindset, based out of Slinger, Wisconsin.
We had a chance to chat with Kella and immediately connected with one of her favorite motivational quotes, "Will it be easy? No. Will it be worth it? Absolutely." Here are some highlights from our conversation.
For someone trying to embrace a healthier lifestyle what one tip would you give them?
“I feel very strongly about consuming water. Make sure you are consuming at least half of your body weight in ounces of water every day for optimal health.”
How did you get into health coaching?
“Growing up, I was always told that I would grow into my clothes. I heard I was big boned. I heard I will thin out. Before I knew it, lies and excuses that I told myself became true when I reached my heaviest weight sophomore year of high school. On the outside I tried to be confident and happy, but truly - I was devastated and hated my body. From that moment on, I decided I am not going to live my life feeling trapped in my own skin. My journey began knowing somewhat about nutrition, a little bit more about exercising, and nothing about mindset. It was hard. It took me 4 years to lose 20 lbs . BUT I DID IT! Because of the knowledge and insight I gained, I decided to switch my major to Nutrition. After learning more, I decided to also study Complementary and Integrative Health. Because of my education, people began asking me health questions. From this, I saw how many other people around me felt trapped in their skin and lifestyle like I was. I turned the questions people were asking me into a program that would create long-lasting lifestyle changes.”
“The rose bush. Maybe because the way it looks, or maybe because my middle name is rose. Who knows?”
Kella offers 1:1 health coaching to people who want to be the healthiest version of themselves, but feel stuck and lost. She's known for her non-judgmental, sensitive approach, and for creating a space where people can open up about their choices without shame. Her coaching integrates nutrition, exercise, and mindset - and is offered in-person or online. People can connect with Kella through www.kellashealthcoaching.com.
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Here's to healthy living - it may not always be easy, but it sure is worth it! Let us know how you got into healthy living, we look forward to hearing from you.
Abigail + David
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