How many times do you remember the ache of frustration because you started a diet that you couldn’t stick with? How often did you see friends getting fantastic results from the same exercise schedule that you found impossible to bend your life around? And think of that someone you know whose very life depends on a few simple changes that they just can’t seem to make.
And the worst part: you probably think it’s your fault, or that your loved one just doesn’t care enough. The truth is, there’s a powerful force that puts us on a PATH that we simply can’t break away from unless we understand what’s at work.
I’m like you. I think about my health. Am I too fat? Is my cholesterol too high? As I age, will I suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s? And when something feel’s wrong, should I go see the doctor and even if I do, will I trust his or her judgment?
The way I answer these questions is influenced in a way I didn’t expect when I started my research 30 years ago. Not too long into my work, I had just had my third daughter and as I watched all three grow, I could see how each one developed a different attitude about their health. One cared only when she become noticeably ill and never took an interest in exercise. My second daughter couldn’t sit still, took up running, gymnastics, resistance training and paid attention to her diet. And my oldest daughter just didn’t seem to think about it all.
And now with my family, even my 80 year old mother, I can help them to shape their path to lifelong health and wellness. The problem we’re facing today is that.
Pattern of Health is a groundbreaking look at these forces and reveals how health related behaviors are linked. Pattern of Health demonstrates that when it comes to exercise, diet, medical care, and overall health outcomes, we may not be as uniquely individual as we thought all along.
Why does one individual avoid planning about health issues while another is almost obsessive about researching health?
Are our innate health-related behaviors set in stone, or do they adapt as age and circumstances change?
I studied the answers to these questions for most of my adult life and discovered something suprising.
Most people fall into one of nine patterns that pre-determines how they’ll feel about vigorous exercise, diet, medical help and other health-related behaviors.
And when it comes to health outcomes, these patterns show us the answer to some of the most important questions facing our world today:
PATH gives you everything you need to assess yourself and find your innate patterns. You’ll also learn how your pattern can change as you age. And you’ll find out how you can alter your PATH, to adjust your behavior toward a PATH with better heath outcomes.
In many ways, PATH works like any other map. Simply put, you can’t devise a plan for reaching a destination without knowing your starting point. The PATH book gives you everything you need to determine your health pattern so you know your starting point. Chances are, you’ll recognize yourself in one of the nine PATHs before even completing the questionnaire. And once you know which PATH is yours, you’ll find it far easier to see your strengths and weaknesses to change health behaviors for the better. PATH gives you the self-awareness you need… Read more…