Habits-things you do on a regular basis without even thinking about them-can have a huge impact on our health. But it isn’t easy to drop old habits that aren’t serving us well, like eating a pint of ice cream every night. Nor is it always easy to adopt healthier habits that could be more helpful, like taking a brisk 30 minute walk every day after lunch. How can we change our everyday lives so that we don’t have to waste willpower making good health choices, but instead do them almost automatically?
Advice on Developing Healthier Habits:
Now as we face our New Year’s resolutions and are focused on our health goals for 2017, author Gretchen Rubin has great advice for us on how to get rid of the habits that hamper us and embrace healthier habits that could help make our lives better than before. Why not make listening to The People’s Pharmacy one of your great health habits for 2017?
How Habits Can Help You Be Happier:
This question and answer didn’t fit in the show, but we think you’ll find it interesting. Gretchen Rubin talks about the connection between habits and happiness:
This Week’s Guest:
Gretchen Rubin is one of the most influential and thought-provoking writers on happiness. Her best-selling earlier book was The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun. She followed that with Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life. In this interview we are discussing her latest book, Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits-to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life.
Listen to the Podcast:
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