The problem isn't a lack of program options
Newburyport, MA (PRWEB) April 25, 2007
Feel Your Personal Best today issued a White Paper, "The Healthy Living Challenge: Addressing the Cause of Complacency" that provides insight into why so many people struggle to maintain healthy habits and to offer a fresh perspective for solving the problem.
Despite the wide array of fitness, nutrition, medical and wellness programs, the majority of Americans are not making long term healthy lifestyle changes. Instead they are becoming complacent. "The problem isn't a lack of program options," says the author, Alice Greene, president of Feel Your Personal Best, "but a need for addressing the mindset getting in the way of behavioral changes and long term success which is unique and individual to each person. What is needed is mass customization from the inside out that addresses behavioral understanding and change. What most people are being given are mass marketed features and options that focus on behavioral execution."
The white paper addresses the challenge of breaking through the complacency and provides new thinking on how to get the unhealthy majority active and choosing healthier lifestyle practices. Complacency is not a product of laziness, stupidity or a lack of willpower. It is the result of stress, frustration, depression and disruptions. Understanding the source of their behaviors without judgment is the first step in helping people shift out of complacency. Common convention uses goals as a carrot and stick for behavioral compliance, but for those struggling to succeed this approach leads to greater resistance.
Breaking free of complacency requires a different approach than what works for those in the minority who routinely participate in programs and succeed in making healthy changes. There are proven and successful behavior change coaching techniques now available to assist people in shifting their perspectives, making choices they can live with, and feeling positive about their ability to succeed. These techniques are specific to healthy lifestyle changes and they provide the missing element needed by the majority to succeed in a health or fitness program.
The White Paper can be downloaded for free at The Healthy Living Challenge: Addressing the Cause of Complacency.
About Feel Your Personal Best
Feel Your Personal Best is guiding organizations and individuals to achieve healthy lifestyle results. It specializes in healthy lifestyle coaching and self-paced guided programs, a new approach to helping people create healthy, fit and positive lifestyles. The company was founded in 2003 by Alice Greene and based on what she discovered was the answer to overcoming her personal health and fitness struggle to feel her best.
The vision for Feel Your Personal Best addresses what is missing in current fitness, nutrition and wellness programs. It combines the power of behavioral change coaching techniques with the principles of exercise physiology, nutrition and intuitive eating. For more information visit: feelyourpersonalbest.com.