Lifestyle Medicine for Health Coaches
21st-century health coaches will increasingly be asked to work with lifestyle challenges with their clients. Topics in Lifestyle Medicine for Health Coaches curriculum include nutrition, physical activity, sleep, stress reduction, substance abuse and common chronic conditions – hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome. With the help of several leading integrative physician educators, our Lifestyle Medicine curriculum consists of 15 hours of recorded webinars allowing for students to learn at their own pace.
1. Identify 5 major risk factors (sedentary lifestyle, obesity, smoking, stress, and poor nutrition) for the most common chronic conditions (obesity, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, arthritis, and chronic pain).
2. Understand evidence-based prevention for healthy weight, nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and emotional wellness, and how to reduce behavioral risk factors.
3. Define and understand lifestyle medicine and preventive health.
4. Define a whole-person perspective and how it relates to health, health promotion and disease prevention.
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