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Health Coaching

Health Coaching is a practice in which health practitioners apply evidence-based health behavior change principles and techniques to assist their clients to adhere to treatment and lifestyle recommendations, so that clients can achieve better health outcomes. Health coaching is an evidence-based model for health behavior change. It provides structured guidance for health professionals to help patients to adhere to medical and health recommendations and to make health enhancing lifestyle changes. Health coaching is typically conducted in the context of health behavior change for disease prevention and/or chronic condition self-management. Health Coaching interventions help health professionals to motivate patients toward readiness to change, assist them to change unhelpful thinking patterns, promote behaviour change and empower patients to achieve self-regulation and self-management of lifestyle risk factors and treatment regimes associated with chronic illnesses.