Finding the Incentive for a Lifestyle Change

Finding the Incentive for a Lifestyle Change

In a world where so many things are out of our control, it’s wonderful to see people taking a proactive approach to life’s challenges. Many of us need some kind of incentive before we make significant changes in our lives. For me, it was my cancer diagnosis.

Up until my diagnosis, I hardly paid attention to what was going on around me. When I was an in-patient at my cancer hospital, I began noticing people sitting and smoking on the grounds of the building. Who smokes outside of a hospital? Surely, being there is an incentive to quit, right?

But, as you probably know, changing our habits isn’t easy. If it was, we would all be in perfect mental and physical health. We’ve all had a few loved ones who struggle with their health and we get concerned, sometimes frustrated, when we don’t see them putting in effort to improve their conditions. I realized that even when people have the right motivators in place to change their lifestyles (like being in a cancer hospital,) they aren’t able to do so without an extra push.

Recently, my sister had to have her hip replaced. Even though she’s relatively young, her weight-related medical issues began taking a toll on her health. After her surgery and a brief stay at the hospital, she was transferred to a rehab facility, where she was clearly the youngest patient. During one of our visits, she talked about being surrounded by older patients who were suffering from many different medical conditions and the impact that it had on her. While older generations didn’t have the information, resources, and food choices that are available to us today, they did what they could to live long and healthy lives.

Getting older is a beautiful, yet scary thing, but it’s never too late to make changes to live a healthier life. I may or may not have had control over my cancer diagnosis, but it provided me with an incentive to start and maintain a healthy lifestyle. And I know that, after her experience at the rehab facility, my sister will start to use her NutriBullet as a resource to help her take control of her health, too.

Many others have found incentives to start and maintain their healthier lifestyles, while using the NutriBullet to help them along the way. We may not have complete control over what happens to us, but by creating healthy habits like maintaining a well-balanced diet and exercising regularly, we can at least ensure that our bodies are at optimal health to take on life’s many challenges.

Results may vary. Please talk to your healthcare provider before changing your diet if you're undergoing treatment for this or any other illnesses.

Original NutriBullet Show Testimonial, Cancer Survivor

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