Approaches to increase physical activity?

Focusing on goals and rewards may be better than just getting health information.

Or, people are more motivated to look good in their jeans today than to live longer or healthier!

A study of many studies (meta-analysis) suggests that:

We grouped interventions into approaches that were either behavioral(e.g., goal setting, contracting, self-monitoring, cues, rewards)or cognitive (e.g., decision making, health education, providinginformation).

Interventions that exclusively used behavioralstrategies … were more effective than were other interventions.
For me, compliments and being able to shop in normal clothing stores have been motivation to keep on keeping on!

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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