Are you putting off decisions that have to do with your health, your weight, or that plan you have to “get back in the game”?

Dr. J had a few things to say about health procrastination and it’s consequences over at calorielab this week.

His post is worth your time to read…a message I need to let sink into my marrow.

Thank you, Dr. J!

What’s standing in the way of you getting better?  What teeny, tiny step will you take to move away from procrastination and toward recovery today?

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  1. Dr. J’s message is clear, concise and accurate. In my opinion, the problem isn’t identifying an unhealthy lifestyle; the problem is finding motivating forces to initiate a lifelong change in behavior. When diabetes, cancer, heart failure, stroke, loss of physical function, repetitive surgeries, loss of all quality of living and eventually nursing care 24/7 (if one survives long enough) doesn’t provide enough incentive to change behavior, we as doctors need to change our approach. In my opinion, the solution is found in the child. We must prevent this destructive behavior that overwhelms the individual by creating habits in children that make these destructive patterns foreign to them. Getting to the ROOT CAUSE is always the answer. Patterning children with lifestyles that enhance health is my choice for addressing this epidemic. Parents will argue that child rearing is their responsibility and no one has the right to tell them how to raise their children. I agree with this UP TO the point where lifestyle places the child at increased health risks. If parents beat their children it is termed abuse. If parents enable their children to develop life threatening health issues, it should also be termed abuse. Rather than punishing these parents, they need to have access to programs to help educate them on the steps needed to protect the child. This would include all components of lifestyle. If the parents are non responsive, the children should be removed from this environment and placed in one where they can learn, develop and have the opportunity to grow into healthy children.

    • I think, too, we suffer from a first world perspective. We have much, so much that we live lives of futility, not thinking about tomorrow while we sup on and indulge ourselves in excess today.

      For sure, the world is in need of more good role models, imitation being the sincerest form of flattery.

    • Thank you and well said. I believe that motivation can be found in the doing as well as finding a reason to do it. Certainly addressing the issues with children is very important. In my town they provide meals for kids at school all year round.

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