|Lifestyle e-coaching – software applications
|E-coaching is any form of coaching that takes place using electronic devices, preferably via a smartphone. E-coaching applications aim at changing health and/or sustainable behavior, such as become physically active, sleep better, eat healthier or use less energy. The method of an effective e-coaching service is based upon scientific coaching literature. E-coaching services are often combined with wearables or smart homes. The most effectiveness is obtained when using smartphones, since people always have their smartphone, and with individuals who have some awareness about the importance to change their behavior. This form of behavior change as great applicability for different groups since everyone has a smartphone and the coaching may occur any time a day without an extra appointment. Furthermore, there are little variable costs in this practice, just the fixed costs in the beginning to develop and enroll the coaching application. At present, many different services exist and they keep improving by making the service more and more tailored to specific individuals.
|Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City
|Living/Green spaces: Other, Energy efficient housing: Energy efficiency of buildings, Energy efficient housing: Energy saving behaviors, Consuming: Healthy Consumption, Moving: Cycling, Moving: Walking
|Health, Environmental sustainability
|Local, Regional, National, European
|Lifestyle e-coaching has been chosen for inclusion in the INHERIT database because it has a clear focus on changing lifestyle & changing behavior. While many persons are open to change their lifestyle because it is better for their health and/or better for the environment, it is not always easy for them to actually achieve the intended lifestyle changes, Lifestyle e-coaching is a tool that supports and motivates such persons in a personal way, needing only a smartphone or an email address. As such it has the potential to address a large group of people.
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