11 biggest health cop-outs that hold you back

11 biggest health cop-outs that hold you back –

As busy people know, coming up with good-for-you goals, such as snacking on more veggies or carving out enough “me time,” isn’t the issue. It’s making them stick. But, thankfully, there is plenty of good science on how to make your health or fitness goals last for the long haul.

How? Successful changers seek out or stumble onto the right strategies. Weight loss, for instance, is challenging, but researchers have learned that regular weigh-ins increase the chances of success by more than 80%. And when you’re trying to get yourself up off the couch, having a plan B (like using an exercise DVD when rain dampens your enthusiasm for a power walk) makes you 20% more likely to become a habitual exerciser.

Prevention turned to the top researchers in psychology, weight loss, diet, exercise, and more to identify the most common excuses to healthier living and the roadblocks that most often get in the way. Then we gave our experts a challenge: How can you jump over, sneak under, or crash right through the barriers?

Read on for simple solutions to start today.



1 thought on “11 biggest health cop-outs that hold you back”

  • It comes down to making your health a priority.  Start with small changes and over time they will add up and make a big difference.  We have to pay for our health now, with good nutrition and exercise or later with doctor bills, surgery and meds.  Like 99% of life – the choice is yours.  Check out this great blog for some easy health tips for your busy life: http://blog.mydiscoverhealth.com/

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