•Guiding young adult clients to adopt an active lifestyle has a positive effect on developing well-being.
•Identifying a client’s barriers to physical activity, and healthy living in general, is critical to long-term wellness.
•Barriers can be discovered during initial intake/screening or subsequent conversations.
•Personalizing habit-forming strategies can help clients to overcome barriers.
•Using technology, social media, games, challenges, and rewards create external motivators to jump start or motivate a client’s wellness behaviors.
•When a client is resistant to healthy behavior change, or is having trouble adhering to wellness programming, consider referring to a qualified health and wellness coach.