But what about all the difficult health-related things we know we should start with but we don’t?
There are five elements of a healthy lifestyle that most dramatically influence the quality of our lives. Those are: Not smoking, not drinking excessively, maintaining a healthy BMI, getting enough sleep, and regular physical activity.
Now guess how many Americans consistently engage in all of these top health behaviors? Only 6% (according to the American Center for Disease Control and Prevention).
Why only 6%? – Most people know, what they should be doing, and they’re still not doing it. To facilitate a habit shift, we need to shrink the change, we need to start small:
- To improve your diet, first try removing the evening snacks.
- The same thing goes for exercise – commit to just 10 squats/day
Shrink the challenge into doable bite-size steps. That will give you the motivation to take the next step.
By the way, what about becoming part of the 6%?!