Dr. Haggard used to think movement and walking were just healthy activities that people could choose or not choose to do. But now, he concisely and simply presents strong evidence that specific amounts of movement and walking are required for people to be healthy. If you don't currently move and walk enough, correcting these deficiencies can dramatically change your life!
Sample concepts from Nudge Your Health, Step 1: Move:
Nudge Your Health, Step 1: Move challenges you with assessing and incorporating 37 common habits in your life that have been shown to increase meaningful movement, such as more cleaning; moving at meal times; moving while outside; taking care of others; engaging into arts, crafts, and music; walking during work and travel; walking related to food; walking quality; and walking for play and recreation. Dr. Haggard attempts to tie each movement habit to an emotion to try to touch your heart to get you to move more. It ends with an inspirational message to hopefully motivate you to start a personalized exercise program, if you do not already have one.
The most common public health issues could be improved or solved if people simply moved and walked more. Moving and walking more can significantly improve being overweight, heart disease, high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, diabetes, depression, anxiety, and sleep, all which costs our country billions of dollars every year. Peoples' ever-growing dependence on pharmaceutical drugs isn't the best answer to these public health problems, but moving and walking more are. Don't wait! Use the assessments in Nudge Your Health, Step 1: Move to determine the best ways to start moving and walking more today with the unintimidating, scientifically based, step-by-step solutions.