Every January 1st or Monday morning, millions of Americans try a new diet or lifestyle regime. One half of all women and one quarter of all men are currently on a diet. But many fail. Why? They have a plan and they have the structure all written out, but life just happens and they fall, it is hard to pick it back up. Tragedy strikes all of us; how do we handle it and how can we avoid mishaps in the future?
This article is dedicated to those who struggle. It focuses on how to change behavior and how to avoid the typical obstacles that many people face when they try to change a sedentary lifestyle of poor nutrition to a more active and healthy one. It is not so hard. If you follow the ABCs of fitness that many educators use when they are assessing the academic and behavioral needs of their students, you can also succeed.