Nutrition and exercise counseling for an economically vulnerable client will be addressed from the perspective of accessibility. Because such patients may be limited in their access to multiple resources to sustain healthy nutrition, several food assistance programs are advised. For instance, the patient will be referred to get the support from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Healthy Meals Resource System, and Food Distribution Programs (United States Department of Agriculture, 2018). It is also recommended for the patient to seek local organizations that provide free food to vulnerable communities.
In terms of exercise maintenance, the client should invest some time in finding physical activities that are free to maintain. For instance, gym-free outdoor exercises such as running or boot camp-style activities can be easily maintained (Haupert, 2013). The patient should walk more when doing his or her everyday activities; for example, walking to a destination will be both economically sustainable and beneficial for maintaining an active lifestyle. Community support resources such as free yoga classes available in the patient’s area are also viable components that can help the client sustain exercise activities (Castaneda, 2017). Overall, the client should not be afraid of seeking out free dietary and exercise programs for improving health outcomes.
Castaneda, R. (2017). 4 strategies for exercising if you live in a low-income neighborhood. U.S. News. Web.
Haupert, T. (2013). 10 fun ways to get fit without a gym. Web.