Unformatted text preview: culture, and physical surroundings • Ex: in the US, people usually drive everywhere so riding bikes, as is done in Europe, is considered strange. • People prefer instant gratification to long term benefits. • Complexity too much work to adhere to a healthy lifestyle • To initiate change, take it one step at a time. • Health is in our genes. • 84% of leading causes of death in US are preventable • Monitoring lifestyle habits with a log will help beat self-defeating behaviors.beat self-defeating behaviors. • Illusions of invincibility – people believing unhealthy behaviors won’t harm them. • The earlier you start in life with good habits, the longer your life will be....
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- Spring '11
- Healthy lifestyle, long term benefits, cultural beliefs, SMART Goal principles