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Understanding Lifestyle, Health and Well-being

This is one of nine themes that comprise the Coach Learning Framework.

Monitoring the Well-being of Participants and Yourself

Fifteen Ways to Improve Coach Well-being

Explore inutitive examples of ways to boost well-being, prioritise physical and mental health and take the time to focus on yourself


Ways to Boost Physical and Mental Health

Consider the importance of looking after yourself with the 'Five Ways to Well-being' as a starting point for this vital process


How to Improve Coach Well-being: Notice More

Discover top tips to help you become more self-aware and mindful


How to Improve Coach Well-being: Connect with Others

Consider top tips to help you connect with others


Coach Well-being: Taking Time for Yourself

Learn about methods to improve well-being and consider what works for you


Helping Coaches Improve Their Mental Well-being through Exercise

Discover six top tips for coaches interested in looking after their own mental well-being


Adding Mindfulness Practice to Your Daily Routine

Consider top tips for developing a mindfulness practice


Mindfulness Practice Can Improve Well-being

Explore the concept of mindfulness and its role in self-care


Self-Care in Coaching

Consider the importance of looking after yourself in and out of training and competition


Mental Health

Promoting Good Mental Health Through Coaching (Part 1)

Understand what mental health is and the barriers faced by those living with a mental health problem


Promoting Good Mental Health through Coaching (Part 2)

Find out how to use the CARE acronym to promote good mental health through your coaching


Promoting Good Mental Health through Coaching

Explore a helpful framework to ensure that you keep your participants' brains as healthy as their bodies


Physical Activity and Mental Health: Exercise is Good for the Mind

Consider the huge impact that physical activity can have on mental health and well-being, making it clear that emotional support is just as important as technique-based tips


Exploring Our Duty to Care as Coaches

Consider your Duty to Care and the importance of building practical and sustainable strategies to care for the people you coach and yourself


Person-Centred Coaching Key to Improving Mental Health

Read about Charlotte Rudden's decision to join a running group for people living with mental health issues and its positive effect


Delivering Change through Good Mental Health

Discover why raising awareness of mental health is key to delivering positive, long-term change


Shining a Light on Mental Health Awareness

Watch an animation on mental health and how to promote it through coaching


Mental Health in Coaching

Learn how to understand and maintain your own mental health - vital to your performance as a coach as supporting others can have a significant impact


Creating a Balanced Lifestyle

Understanding Sleep Environment and Sleep Hygiene

Explore key insight into the factors that can influence a bad night's sleep and how to tackle them


7 Steps to a Better Night’s Sleep

Learn how to improve your sleep habits and combat cycles of bad sleep


Establishing an Effective Sleep Environment

Consider ideas to ensure that your sleep environment is conducive to good sleep


Guidelines to Help Improve Sleep Hygiene

Explore advice on sleep hygiene recommended by Professor Jason Ellis of Northumbria University


Sleep Factors to Build into a Healthy Plan for your Athletes

Discover six tips to ensure that your participants are well rested


Sleep on it: The Science Behind a High-Performance Kip

Explore why sleep is important to overall health


Nutritional Literacy

Understanding the Role of the Coach in Nutrition

Learn how you can support your athletes with nutrition and enjoy practical steps to guide the development of 'food literacy'


What is Food Literacy and Why is it Important?

Learn about the concept of food literacy and why it is a useful tool in holistic development


Adding Food to the Mix

Consider the approach taken by British Cycling's Talent Development Pathway in developing nutritional literacy of coaches


What are the Signposts to Poor Nutrition Behaviours?

Consider 'poor behaviours' to look out for in your athlete's eating habits and behaviours


Risk Factors Associated with Nutritional Supplements

Benefit from advice on helping participants be better informed about consuming unfamiliar or over-the-counter pills and powders


Understanding Supplements: Dangers and Benefits

Consider how some varieties of supplements, in conjunction with a healthy diet and consumed in moderation, can be beneficial



Understanding Hydration: Considerations for Working with Athletes

Explore the importance of hydration and how a lack of hydration can have an impact on health and performance


Developing a Hydration Plan

Find out how to support the people you coach to maintain good hydration, including through role modelling good practices and ensuring water is available during sessions


Hydration Guide: Are You Above the Line?

Consider this simple method for recognising whether you're adequately hydrated and share it with the people you coach


Unlocking Good Hydration: Start with Understanding Sweat

Consider the importance of taking the time to help your clients understand hydration and earn how to build a working strategy specific to individuals


Understanding Energy Drinks and Sports Drinks

Learn the difference between energy drinks and sports drinks and the key issues with children and young people drinking energy drinks regularly


Coach Learning Framework

The Coach Learning Framework has been created to help you design memorable and engaging great coaching experiences that meet the needs of all your participants, regardless of your sport or physical activity.

Understanding Lifestyle, Health and Well-being is one of nine themes that comprise this insight-based framework.

Continue your journey through the framework to learn more about the other eight themes and the key attributes of high-quality coaching environments, and how you can demonstrate the skills, qualities and behaviours that will empower the people you coach to achieve their personal goals.