Change Your Health Perspectives to Improve Your Health

A study by Catalyst Healthcare Research also found 60% of Americans believes obesity is the top public health threat.

Not too long ago, a series of studies were conducted to determine perceptions of those that had begun to carry an extra 20 pounds or more.   The researchers found that most overweight or obese Americans consider themselves healthy.  Interestingly, many of these individuals are often well educated and aware of obesity-related health risks.  In contrast, a study by Catalyst Healthcare Research also found 60% of Americans believes obesity is the top public health threat.  The divide of rationale is certainly thought provoking.

The conundrum becomes more intriguing when smoking is added to the equation:  Research has shown that smokers who quit after their first heart attack are 37% less likely to die of another attack compared to those who continue smoking, yet at least 40% of smokers who survive a heart attack keep smoking.  Other studies have shown that these patients can reduce their risk of dying by about 30% by exercise-based rehabilitation, yet most remain inactive.

People obviously know that quitting smoking results in improvement in many other health conditions, and it’s the same story for increased activity and exercise.   So why aren’t appropriate changes made?

“Many believe that they will be unable to follow through with the needed changes, or perhaps not be able to maintain them so they don’t try,” according to renown boomer generation health experts Dian Griesel, Ph.D., and Tom Griesel, authors of the new book TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust (April 2011, BSH).  “Secondly, people often grade themselves on a curve.  They look around for people less healthy or fatter than themselves, and use this as the basis for rating their own health.  Consequently, they often fool themselves into thinking they are healthier than they are.”

“Although change may be hard, it’s not impossible,” say the Griesels.  “If we view a change as being more painful than not changing, we will not change.  People need to develop the right perspective and reasons for change.  What we need is proper education of the benefits vs. the risks, along with a simple system that anyone can follow which will deliver maximum health benefits with minimum pain.”

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“If we view a change as being more painful than not changing, we will not change. People need to develop the right perspective and reasons for change.
Dian Griesel, Ph. D.