While most people agree that strong family relationships, maintaining a positive attitude, and having a purpose in life are important for good health, few felt the same when asked about diet and exercise. I found these statistics troubling:
- Only half of those surveyed believed that taking medications as prescribed was "very important" to maintaining health.
- One in six considered getting regular exercise "very important."
- One in six believed that getting regular physicals and eating a balanced diet are "very important."
Once again, the lesson for wellness professionals is the importance of education. Given access to quality information, I believe we can turn these negative attitudes around. What do you think?