Why is it so hard to stay consistent with a healthy routine?

“Why don’t they just exercise and eat some fruit and vegetables” “They say they want to be healthy, so why don’t they just do it?” These are questions naïve health and fitness fanatics probably have thought to themselves on several occasions. There is a very simple reason why though. Change is hard. Think about it, […]

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Struggles + Perseverance + Time = Growth

In mid-September I was sitting in my room feeling desperately alone and lost. My ass had just been dumped and I was going through a perceived career crisis. I facetimed my Mom but couldn’t even make sentences. I could only cry. It sucked and I thought things couldn’t get much worse. But, it wasn’t the […]

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How to Strengthen Your Healthy Intentions

Originally posted on dr.spencer.com Having appropriate knowledge of healthy behaviors is only a small predictor of actual behavior. We can all think of people who know smoking is bad for them but do not intend to quit. Individuals dealing with obesity likely know that eating fast food several times per week will not help them […]

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Breaking unhealthy habits with this simple strategy

Originally posted on dr.spencer.com A large amount of our daily food choices are automatic, meaning they happen with little conscious planning. This automatic decision making is a key feature of habit. A habit is created when behaviors repeatedly occur in a stable context. Habits are also very easily accessible in your mind. For example, imagine […]

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