There are a number of ways that doctors all seem to agree upon when it comes to bettering your own health, and here at idsa2011.org we will do what we can to contribute to the discussion in a positive and uplifting way.
Let’s say your doctor has told you to exercise more and lose some weight. He or she has probably told you to cut out fats and sugars, and start walking. Well, that’s all well and good, but I think it’s pretty obvious by the state of the nation when it comes to obesity, people aren’t all taking action on the doctor’s advice.
And, the good doc can’t be spending time calling and motivating you every day, checking in on you to see how you’re doing.
So, what can you do?
For starters, you can immediately confide in a trusted friend that you intend to follow the doctor’s orders, and take some steps. Ask your friend if he or she will be willing to “check in on you” once a week, and ask you to be accountable for all the steps you promised yourself that you would take.
One way to ensure that you stay on track and take action is to promise your friend that if you DO NOT make your goal, that you promise to give a donation to a cause that you secretly do NOT want to support! I saw this idea in an old Julian Whitaker newsletter, and I thought that would be a pretty good idea – especially if you are making some type of public announcement about it!
Anyway, this is just the beginning of our journey together, and so we’ll be back soon!