What is health coaching?

July 1, 2024

First Stop Health

Whether you need to get better sleep, train for a marathon or simply want to live a healthier lifestyle but don’t know where to begin, health coaching is a great way to achieve your goals, no matter how big or small. 


What is health coaching?

Health coaching is a collaborative and personalized approach to health and wellness. It involves working with a trained professional like a health coach or health specialist who helps you identify your health goals, develops a plan to achieve them and provides ongoing support and motivation.  

Studies show that people who work with health coaches achieve long lasting health benefits like lowered A1C, improved physical activity, decreased BMI and improved self-confidence.1  

If your employer includes First Stop Health coaching in your benefits package, you have access to certified health coaches via video!  


What does a health coach do?

They can help you: 

  • Set Goals: Your health coach will talk with you to find out what you want to achieve.   

  • Make a Plan: Once you know your goals, they'll help you make a realistic plan to reach them. 

  • Achieve Success: You don't have to do it all alone! Your health coach will cheer you on and helps you stay on track. 

Benefits of health coaching.

Why should you consider working with a health coach? 

  • Personalized Care: A health coach listens to you and helps you with your specific needs and goals. Because they take time to understand your abilities, roadblocks and desire to change, they make sure that your plans for success are achievable and fit into your lifestyle. 
  • Better Health: Working with a health coach can help you become healthier and lower your health risks. By focusing on areas such as lifestyle, exercise, and sleep, they’ll help you develop healthier habits, improve your overall well-being, and prevent chronic diseases. 
  • Accountability: Having a coach ensures that you stay on track, make consistent progress and successfully adopt healthier habits into your daily routine. If you’re having trouble, they’ll work with you to come up with new ideas and ways to achieve your goals.  
  • Whole-Person Approach: Our health coaches, dietitians, diabetes educators and doctors work together to create positive change in your health and well-being.  This ensures that all aspects of your health are considered, from fitness and nutrition to medication and chronic condition management.  

How can a health coach help me?

Taking care of yourself charts a path for a healthy tomorrow. Our certified health coaches can help you reach your personal health and well-being goals, including: 

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Weight management
  • Healthy pregnancy
  • Quitting tobacco
  • And more! 
Have more questions? Check out this FAQ about how First Stop Health coaching works. You can also learn how to prepare for your first visit.

Talk to a Health Coach

Log in at fshealth.com or on the mobile app and click "Talk to a specialist" to request care from a First Stop Health coach, registered dietitian or diabetes educator.

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[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK487697/


Originally published Jul 1, 2024 7:31:56 PM.