Melissa is a mother of 2, lives in Utah, and writes for a multitude of sites. She is currently the EIC of HarcourtHealth.com and writes about health, wellness, and business topics.

Having a health-oriented business is a great way to make money these days. With so many things going wrong in the world people are always looking for ways to be healthier, whether it’s mentally or physically (sometimes these things work together). So, how and why should you start your own health and wellness business? Well, it depends on what you want to do to help people and how much money you have to get started.

Helping Internally

There are businesses you can start that help people heal internally. These are often businesses in which you’ll either need to be trained (with a degree) or you’ll have to hire people that have the training and credentials.

Some of these types of businesses can include chiropractic and osteopathic businesses. These are things that can help people with chronic pain and other internal issues. They aren’t the only ones that help with these things, and even external health treatments can help with pain.

Helping Physically

If you help people get fit you will be doing something for them that can help them for the rest of their lives. There are all kinds of physically related health businesses to get into, even ones that have nothing to do with fitness.

If you’re not that physical yourself you might now want to be a fitness trainer. You could do into massage therapy. This helps people from the outside in. Massage therapy gets blood flowing and more, so it is definitely a good business to get into (you could change people’s lives).

If you are the physical type, there are plenty of jobs to get into that fit in with fitness and diet. You could go to school to become a dietitian or a fitness instructor. You could start your own health business selling health items or you could become a yoga teacher. The sky’s the limit.

Helping Mentally

Another way to help people be healthier is to help them with their mental health. There are many ways to do this, from being a therapist to simply being a life coach. Just being someone that is there to talk to when people need someone to talk to can help.

You could also dive into the new age side of these things by guiding people on meditations. Yoga helps both mentally and physically, but you will want to go to school to become an instructor and get certified.

Part of your decision on which field of health and wellness you want to go into will depend greatly on how much schooling you want. Take some time and do the research before you solidify your decision. You don’t want to have to have four plus years of schooling if you want to launch your business in a year!