Although we have reminders around us of the national obesity crisis, lifestyle changes are difficult for most individuals, said Dr. Lydia Kaume, a nutrition and health education specialist with University of Missouri Extension…
Scientific observations show health providers and counselors have not been successful at achieving behavior changes in clients. To modify lifestyle, one needs personal resolve; small, intentional, gradual changes; and the necessary emotional and moral support.
There is also evidence that well-written personalized action plans that are easy to adhere to are effective instruments of behavior change.
For steps to create a successful action plan, as well as some simple but important changes you can make to significantly improve your health, see the full version of this article at http://missourifamilies.org/