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5 lifestyle changes recommended by chronic disease coaching experts
January 11, 2022 at 4:00 PM
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Treating chronic illnesses often requires a holistic approach that includes proper medication and therapy, as well as lifestyle changes. In many cases, these lifestyle changes are the missing piece needed for the treatment program to be effective. Don’t underestimate them.

That being said, adopting a healthier lifestyle is one of those things that is easier said than done. Especially since there’s no shortage of temptations and distractions that can pull you away from your wellness goals. But there’s no reason to stay stuck in that rut.

You can have a guide and supporter in your journey to wellness. Through my chronic disease coaching programs, I can help you adopt lifestyle changes so that you can achieve your health and wellness goals.

At Step by Step Wellness and Weight Loss, we create personalized and practical programs to transform your life with doable lifestyle changes to help you live a healthier and fuller life.

To get you started, here are five simple, yet effective lifestyle changes you can implement when managing chronic diseases.

1. Making healthy food choices

When I say making healthy food choices, I don't mean that you have to permanently say goodbye to all of your cravings. The key is to make sure you eat a well-balanced meal and observe portion control of unhealthy fats that come from junk food and processed meats.

Like nutritionists and health experts say, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is good for your health since these are sources of natural vitamins and nutrients.

2. Exercising regularly

How many times have you told yourself that you’ll start exercising regularly, only to fail to stick to a workout program? A couple of times, probably.

I can personalize an exercise program that’s tailored to your wellness goals and needs so you can integrate it into your daily routine.

More than the physical benefits of exercise, getting a good sweat also has a lot of mental health benefits that can alleviate stress and ease tension.


3. Drinking more water

Staying hydrated has a lot of health benefits such as helping in weight loss, improving skin texture, better digestion, and internal temperature control.

If you often forget to drink water, I recommend that you keep a water bottle beside you all the time — while working at the office, while exercising, and even at your bedside table when you sleep. This way, you’re always reminded to stay hydrated.

4. Getting regular check-ups

Health and wellness experts often say that prevention is better than cure. Staying proactive with your wellness goals will serve you well for years to come.

Instead of scheduling a doctor’s visit only when you’re sick, have regular check-ups to make sure that you’re in your best form and to find out if there’s anything that you need to address.

Knowing where you are in terms of your health also serves as a guide on what lifestyle habits you need to change or keep.

5. Maintaining a healthy body weight

More than looking good, weight is a good determining factor of possible future illnesses and can also impact existing chronic diseases or health conditions.

As part of my chronic disease coaching program, I can help you achieve and keep a healthy body weight with personalized meal plans and tailored exercise regimens.

Remember that losing weight does not depend solely on exercise or fad diets. Achieving a healthy body weight is done through a combination of healthy food choices and exercise.

Get help from a chronic disease coach today

If you’re looking for support to make your lifestyle changes a reality, seeking the help of a chronic disease management coach is a motivating way to start.

Step By Step Wellness & Weight Loss is an empowering place to help you make those needed lifestyle changes for managing chronic illnesses. Schedule a free 20-minute consultation today to find out how I can help you more. You can also call 703-230-0100 or e-mail me at to get started.