Sunday Thoughts (wake-up)
It’s a common thread. Among my friends, my readers, and even in my own family.
We’ve all had the experience of trying to make a change – like exercising more, or cleaning up your diet, or getting more sleep – only to fall back into old habits in a couple weeks.
This is not the exception. It happens most of the time.
Less than 7 out of 100 Americans consistently meet the basics when it comes to supporting their health for the long haul.
So the question is this: how do you make a change that can really last?
I recently came across a study from a number of years ago that tried to answer this.
The researchers looked at a few dozen people who dropped the pounds and kept it off, or quit smoking for good. And they tried to find out why they were the success stories.
In most cases, the people in the study made a life change because of a significant life crisis, related to their health or relationships. Or they hit a milestone birthday and it scared them into action.
This is something we don’t talk about much, but it isn’t that surprising.
A health crisis is often a blaring wake-up call to do something to get healthy, before it’s too late.
But listen closely. You may not be in the middle of a health crisis this minute. But it’s safe to say we are all – all of us – together experiencing a health crisis with this swirling pandemic.
And maybe we can use that for some good.
Maybe, just maybe, this is your wake-up call.
To motivate you, inspire you to improve your health, boost your immunity, build resistance and strength, and travel down the road to lasting wellness.
It’s more clear than ever, friend. Preventing and reversing chronic disease is the best way to increase your odds of a long and healthy life.
And it’s also the best way to protect your health against this current crisis, or the next.
The wake-up call is here. Will you answer it?
Something to think about.
Be safe out there.