Empowering Patients Toward Behavior Change
Both patients and clinicians alike recognize the overall benefit of improving nutritional patterns, getting enough sleep, exercising daily, and minimizing stress. But getting started on improving these modifiable lifestyle factors is often easier said than done. When beginning behavioral change, it's important to recognize potential barriers to success and other challenges. A patient's lifestyle factors are uniquely intertwined with their daily schedules, and many may not feel they have the time to maintain healthful changes long-term. Working with patients on making small but meaningful—and more importantly achievable—changes in their health behaviors can help set their healing journey into motion.
Watch functional medicine experts discuss behavior change
Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD
This course explores the evidence-base and clinical applications of modifiable lifestyle factors.
Take a closer look at how the factors below affect the body: