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Last week I shared information with you about the latest studies that demonstrate the harm a sedentary lifestyle can wreak on our health. Interestingly, there is a paradox to not moving. Exercising is critical for optimal wellness, but it is only a part of the equation. When I first became health conscious, I approached my body, as though it was a machine that had fallen into disrepair. That’s what I learned in medical school. Fortunately, I learned much more after graduation, and the rest of the equation.

Over twenty years ago, I made a very interesting discovery as to how to motivate my patients regarding certain aspects of their health and well-being.  I’d come to see how our health care system unfortunately encourages dependency on doctors, medications,  and other treatments, rather than promoting effective and safe lifestyle changes that actually empower patients. […]