Creating a motivational environment by Lisa McLellan
By making healthy lifestyle choices every day, older adults can prevent or delay the onset of chronic disease or simply manage it better; manage or reduce pain and the need for medication; keep the mind stimulated and productive; as well as greatly enhance energy and vitality (1). Now which older adult wouldn’t want that?
Most do, but they don’t know how. Or, they lack the motivation and the discipline to start, or to continue healthy choices. Many people simply don't believe they need to make any effort. These factors are serious stumbling blocks to making prevention a way of life and realizing the potentially life-altering results a healthy lifestyle helps procure—both on an individual and collective level.