When your doctor says it’s time to make health changes– like consuming less salt, or exercising more–what happens next? You may nod knowingly and you may actually give it a try. But, be honest: Can you stick with those changes long enough to truly improve your health?
This article by NY Times contributor, Jane E. Brody, “We Could All Use A Health Coach,” is recommended reading for anyone who knows there’s more they could be doing for their health.
The article points out that while health coaches with a solid medical background and training are extremely effective, they’re not yet widely available in most clinics or health plans across the United States.
It’s worthing noting that true, medically-focused health coaches are not merely promoters of the latest specialized diet fad, nor are they personal trainers. Instead, they are highly trained healthcare professionals that coordinate your care with your primary care provider and specialists to help you make lasting, meaningful, positive health changes.
Read the full article on why we all could use a health coach here.
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A medically-focused health coach can help you achieve your health change goals. What health changes would you like to make?
I became a nurse practitioner and a health coach because I’m committed to helping people help themselves to make lasting health improvements. What I’ve learned from my experience is you won’t make lasting changes in your health (or anything else) unless those changes are relevant to you at a deeply personal level.
If you think a medically focused health coach could help you, let’s talk! I work with people who know there’s more they could be doing for their health but they don’t know where to start. Contact me, and we’ll set up a time to talk and see if we’re a good fit.