Physician/References

Per peer reviewed articles

It has been found that Health Coaching helps people manage chronic conditions in the following ways:

Heart Disease

Admission rates for cardiac symptoms in post cardiac rehabilitation patients have been shown to be lower for those working with health coaches, many healthy behaviors have been shown to improve with health coaching interventions such as better diet, increasing days of exercising, quitting smoking and lowering alcohol consumption.

Hypertension

Positive impact has been shown in overall studies

Obesity

87% of the studies reviewed had a positive impact on weight reduction and/or BMI through positive changes in exercise and nutrition behaviors

Cancer patients

Improving psychological outcomes & quality of life, some found improvements in nutritional and exercise  behavior

High cholesterol management

Most studies showed improvement in some area of health such as BMI, blood pressure and LDL cholesterol and some showed psotive change in nutritional and exercise behaviors

Diabetes

Improvements in interventions as a result of health coaching lasted for up to 2 years and studies overwhelmingly showed improvements in declining A1C levels with no negative results on A1C

 

Sforzo, Gary A, PhD. et. al. Compendium of Health and Wellness Coaching: 2019 Addendum. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2019. Vol 14: 2, 155-168.