What (or who) Motivates You?

Dr. Clayton Lawrence, CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on overall wellness in an otherwise toxic world. (Always consult with your own physician before beginning any new diet/exercise routine).

The decision to “get healthy” is a personal one. Behind the action lies motivation. If your health – including your activity level, nutrition and lifestyle choices – could use some work, but you just can’t find a reason to make a few changes, we’ve got you covered. Leading a healthy lifestyle has been shown to prevent or reverse certain illnesses, allowing you to live a longer, more vibrant life. Consider how an idea or two from our list could be the motivation that helps you discover a healthier you.

Being part of a team, such as those in certain sports, develops self-esteem and teaches leadership skills.

Keep your independence if your health or body isn’t at its best.

Lower your blood pressure naturally.

Lowering stress levels can lead to less anxiety and depression, and exercise and eating properly is the best way to do this!

You are considered high risk for certain diseases or conditions.

You have a family that is counting on you.

Your mother or father passed away due to a disease that a healthy lifestyle can help prevent.

Your doctor has told you your weight could be a problem for you if you don’t soon get a handle on it.

Recent blood work has revealed deficiencies in vitamins or minerals that could be making you feel unwell.

You’d like to discover a more youthful you.

You wish you had more energy to do the things you love to do.

You long for a better night’s sleep.

You want to keep up with those around you.