Why lifestyle changes are hard to maintain
Even though the path to a healthy heart is marked clearly in front of us, most people are not able to simply make the choice to change their lifestyle. Making healthy lifestyle changes is easier said than done. Even with large motivating factors (like a healthy heart), it can be difficult to change habits because of lack of support, motivation, or resources. Furthermore, misconceptions, bad choices, and misinformation can contribute negatively to a person’s ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
For example, past studies show that 56% of Americans surveyed were trying to lose weight, yet 9 out of 10 did now know how many calories they should be consuming each day in order to accomplish that goal.