With the alarming shortage of physicians, matched only by their lack of time and training for helping patients make lasting changes with diet, physical activity, sleep, and stress management, all being crucial for addressing chronic disease; today we need Health Coaches more than ever!
There is a demand for a new model of health care better equipped to support patients in changing their behavior; and that is where Health Coaches shine.
Research supports the impact health coaching has on significantly improving health outcomes for patients with chronic diseases, including:
*In patients with type 2 diabetes, six months of health coaching resulted in significant reductions in weight, waist circumference, and hemoglobin.
*Participants who received health coaching reported improvements in their mood, satisfaction with life, and quality of life.
*Health coaching improved measures of health, fitness, and quality of life in cancer survivors.
Health Coaches specialize in helping clients identify potential stumbling blocks and holding them accountable for health behaviors to best reach their health goals.
By taking on the role of a guide and advocate, Health Coaches help their clients create healthy habits while changing unhealthy behaviors and ultimately make dreams of a healthy life become a reality.
Of course Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioners have superior training and skills making them the most successful health coaches in the world.
And that’s it for this week’s Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Vlog of the Week. Isn’t it time you help your clients on a deeper level?