I won one of the prizes for Banana Nut Cheerios contest held by The Healthy Hostess. I seriously NEVER win anything, so I was so excited! I’ll be sure to post my review of the cereal. I hope I like it, because Mitch has already declared he won’t help me out with it (not a huge banana fan in the form of bread, muffins, etc).
Earlier tonight, I picked up my CSA produce after a great session at the gym. (side note: it’s amazing how a workout just makes you feel great. I know I work out almost more for the mental benefits as much as the physical ones.)
- Baby Bok Choy
- Kale (hello, BSI)
- Strawberries (A.MAZING)
I have so many vegetables to eat! That’s a good problem to have, I suppose.
Nudging Your Loved Ones to Health?
I came across this article, and I wanted to know what other people thought about it.
The article gives tips on how to influence others to adopt healthy habits or quit unhealthy ones. While I think some of the tips might be useful, in general I think people make their own decisions and being “nudged” by others rarely works.
An overweight, sedentary person knows s/he should eat better and exercise. Cigarette smokers know it’s an unhealthy, gross habit. And I’m not saying making the healthy choice is always easy (as I look to the empty ice cream bowl to my right) but I don’t know if “nudging” adults can really make a difference. I can think of plenty of people in my life I’d like to “nudge” to do certain things for their health, but unless they want to make those choices themselves, will it do any good?
But I guess sometimes you have to try. Last year, I confronted someone in my family whose drinking I thought was getting excessive. I was nervous about it, about how this person would react. I knew all I could do was state my opinion. Luckily, they agreed to cut back on the alcohol. If the person didn’t agree with me, or at least see why I might be concerned, I know the drinking would have continued.
Have you ever tried to influence a friend or family member’s lifestyle choices? How did you do it? Was it successful?