Health Care Professionals

Healthcare professionals are a trusted source of information because of their knowledge and expertise. The client brings an expertise of their lives and situation so it is important to practice listening in an open and nonjudgmental manner.

When working with clients and patients, research shows it is best practice to focus on encouraging health positive behaviours, rather than focusing primarily on weight or weight loss. Providing patients with information about healthy eating, participating in enjoyable physical activity, getting adequate rest, stress management techniques, and other practices can help support healthy living.


Thinking About Your Weight? What About Your Health?