My Health

Katherine Smith

Katherine is a registered dietitian nutritionist and Aetna health coach who got her start as an officer in the Medical Service Corps.

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How do you coach someone whose physical health is affecting their mental health?

A lot of coaching centers on motivational interviewing, so I can really understand what makes someone tick. Then I can match my strategy to the person’s interests and find what works for them. With Cory we started slowly with a walking goal, and advanced at her pace. She now sees exercise as her medicine and lifeline.

What’s the best piece of health advice you ever received?

Start walking and don’t stop.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I love to be outside in nature, usually walking or reading.

How do you de-stress?

I make sleep a priority and find time
for myself.

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