With chronic conditions like obesity, hypertension, and diabetes present in our population at unacceptably high and costly levels, how can health coaches help doctors better support their patients?
Health coaches know the one successful remedy for these life threatening health conditions is behavior change in the form of dietary and physical activity modifications.
Here is how health coaches help doctors.
Because doctors are primarily taught how to diagnose and treat disease, they lack the training and skill set to help their patients with lifestyle behavioral changes. Thankfully, health coaches can make behavior change easier.
According to a 2014 systematic literature review, among adults with chronic diseases, health coaching led to statistically significant improvements in weight management, physical activity, and physical and mental health status.
With the average office visit being 15-20 minutes, doctors do not have the time required to help patients create plans and set goals for lifestyle behavior changes.
Conversely, a health coach takes the time needed to get to know their clients, while guiding them to make well defined and measurable goals, keeping them on track and holding them accountable for making forward progress.
By using a personalized approach that fits each individual’s unique life circumstances, a health coach can help clients achieve lasting results.
Of course, there is no equivalent to the superior training and skills of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioners. FDN training sets you apart from all other health and wellness coaches by helping you to understand the mental/emotional, physiological, bio-chemical and behavioral factors required to improve your client’s overall health and well-being.
That’s why Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) practitioners are the most successful health coaches in health and wellness today.
And that’s it for this week’s Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Vlog of the Week.