The Cost of Chronic Conditions
According to Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, Inc., 7 in 10 deaths in the US is caused by chronic disease. According to the CDC, chronic diseases account for nearly 75% of aggregate healthcare spending. Today, 1 in 4 US adults have 2 or more chronic conditions and more than half of older adults have 3 or more.*
Health coaches are not licensed medical doctors or medical professionals. They do not diagnose nor prescribe treatment. Coaches educate and coach around the gap between what the clients know they need to do to be healthy and the intrinsic motivation they need to actually make and sustain those changes. Coaches bridge that gap. Studies show that health coaches can help people manage chronic conditions such as diabetes, lose weight, and keep it off, increase movement and activity, and generally improve their physical and mental health through health and lifestyle coaching.
Our coaching process begins with a comprehensive Health and Wellness Assessment where the client rates their level of satisfaction with each life area. They report their lifestyle behaviors, their barriers to success, the strengths that they have, and their relationship to food. Quality questions are asked and specific patterns of behavior are identified.
We believe that, when people are educated about their health, they are more likely to make healthier choices and to recognize and treat problems before expensive complications occur. Our coaches are trained to provide resources and strategies for assisting our clients with changing their lifestyle behavior.
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