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The Right Why : The Surprising Start to Cultivating Sustainable Behavior Change

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This article explores how best to cultivate sustainable behavior change, whether that means sticking to an exercise regimen or a nutrition plan for a lifetime of health. Benefits of both internal and external motivation are explained. By re-branding health as well-being, happiness, or quality of life, it is easier to motivate older adults to do the right thing when it comes to self-care behaviors.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 2015

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  • Practitioners and researchers in the field of aging have long relied on Generations to provide them with in-depth research, practical applications, and valuable insight into the lives of older adults and those who work with them. Each issue features several articles on a single topic, guest-edited by one or more recognized experts in the subject area, and includes contributions from a range of practitioners, researchers, policymakers and elders. Authoritative and comprehensive, Generations offers a wide range of perspectives on relevant and timely topics in aging. This is what makes Generations an ideal resource for professionals, academics and anyone interested in aging.
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