Four Challenges that Stand in the Way of Being Healthy.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 12, 2013
Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study that has revealed the top four strategies for living a healthy lifestyle.
As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/general-health-2/four-challenges-that-stand-in-the-way-of-being-healthy) notes, the most difficult part of living a healthy lifestyle can be the initial stages, in which a person just doesn’t have the energy to take that first step. However, researchers have developed four strategies to help people bypass the first stages of transitioning into a healthier lifestyle.
As the article “Four Challenges that Stand in the Way of Being Healthy” reports, the researchers’ four strategies are as follows:
1. Bolster conviction by assessing risks, such as those from eating potato chips, drinking beer, sitting around watching TV every night, or being a candidate for heart disease. These are things a person can tell themselves to motivate them to improve their lifestyle.
2. Get some support and reinforcement—a person should be surrounded by a network of friends who are also trying to live a healthy lifestyle and can offer encouragement.
3. Know when to set a challenge, which means that people transitioning into a healthy lifestyle don’t need to stop eating junk food immediately. Instead, they can challenge themselves to get some fresh fruits, whole grains, and vegetables into every meal; to walk or cycle; or to try a little weight training.
4. Learn to adapt and change; adopting a healthy lifestyle may mean changing lifelong habits. This can be hard, but sticking to a game plan and learning that change is a good thing can help.
(SOURCE: Chang, E., et al., “Participant perceptions of a community-based lifestyle intervention: the CHIP,” Health Promot J Austr. December 2012; 23(3): 177-82.)
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