I think I’ve seen just about every “healthy lifestyle” informational brochure out there. You’ve seen them, too: Eat better! Lose Weight! Quit Smoking! Get More Exercise! BlahBlahBlah! None that I’ve found so far, however, mention anything that we don’t already know. Behaviour change is notoriously challenging – otherwise we’d all be doing it already. It seems to me that the issue is not so much about raising awareness of something that isn’t well understood (Really? Smoking is bad for us?) but more about presenting information in a way that seeks to somehow meaningfully interact with the reader.
In my eternal quest for good solid take-home resources to hand out to the audiences at my women’s heart health presentations, I happened upon one – at last! – that caught my eye. It’s called Living Well, simply sub-titled “tips for health and happiness”.
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