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The Role of Emotional Well-Being in Fitness
When you have discussions with patients about conditions negatively affected by weight, be sure to consider whether negative emotions contributed to the development of the problem. If emotional well-being issues persist, they may present a barrier to lifestyle changes that can improve health. You and your patients may want to set emotional well-being goals as a first step toward better fitness.
In addition to appropriate counseling and/or pharmacotherapy, offer these AIM-HI reproducible patient education materials to your patients who need help caring for their emotional health:
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