Contact Us

Making a LASTING Change

quote

With the launch of a new year, people think this is officially the time to go after their goals. Let?۪s use exercise and healthy eating as an example. The New Year is a time that many decide that they want to live healthier lives. They push full speed through January with a new diet or new exercise program. Many do very well?_for the first couple of weeks. Then they start to slow. They cannot maintain the diet they were following and start to skip their workouts. Research has shown a large percentage of these individuals will have gone back to their original ways by the second week of February.

Permanent lifestyle change is what we all want?_healthy habits that STICK. Individuals who quit their journey to healthier lives are not lazy. They returned to their old habits because they were too focused on pushing towards their ultimate goal in a short time period. Motivation and willpower are great tools to tackle short-term goals but living healthier is a long-term lifestyle change. Those long-term goals require a different approach. Habits are formed and stored in the unconscious part of our brain. To rewire those habits we need to make gradual changes and make them feel natural to us. Making a decision to hit the gym six times a week is awesome but this decision happens on the conscious side of your brain, the side that has no control over your habits. Long-term lifestyle changes require accomplishments with small changes. As those occur and repeat themselves, your unconscious habit side of the brain will eventually form a new habit with consistency. What change are you trying to make and what is the first mini step you can take today to begin forming a habit that sticks? Nutrition Solutions at Viverant focuses on a total, lifestyle change, tapping into that unconscious side of your brain to transition your habits into a long-term, healthy way of living. More info can be found here. Of possible interest: Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead. 5 Steps To Changing Any Behavior Change Ahead  
Posted by vivadmin at 1/31/2014 4:41:00 PM
Comments (0)
No comments yet, login to post a comment.

Contact Us