If you were given the choice “change your behaviour or die”, would you change?
Naturally the majority of people would say “yes”, but would you? Of the people that have serious heart bypass surgery every year, in around half of cases the bypass grafts have clogged up again within 5 years. Many of these people could have avoided a return of their heart problems and further surgery by switching to a healthier lifestyle. Even after this massively invasive and expensive surgery, 90% of people do not change their lifestyle.
Most people are very reluctant to change even though they know they should. You would think severe heart disease would be a critical enough trigger to make people change, but in fact, this rarely lasts longer than a few weeks. Even when people are given factual reasons why they should change, it is not enough. Continue reading “Change or Die”