Lifestlye, Wellness, Knowing Oneself

Changing For Good

The Six-Stage Changing for Good Program Overview

Healthy Aging: Preventing Age-Related Chronic Diseases

Healthy aging is achieved by developing a lifestyle that focuses on behavioural changes that prevent or delay age-related chronic diseases.

Of the top 10 leading causes of death and disability each year, 7 are preventable age-related chronic diseases: heart and stroke disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, obesity, and respiratory disease.


Healthy Aging: The Fab 5 of Bad Lifestyle Habits


Here are the Fab Five Bad Lifestyle Habits that contribute to developing these age-related chronic diseases  and the Action Criteria (end goal) that constitutes recovery:

  1. Sedentary Life – Action Criteria: 60 minutes of physical activity every day, light effort


2. Poor Eating – Action Criteria: Up to 15% calories from protein sources, up to 55% from carbohydrate sources, 20 to 35 grams of fibre daily and up to 30% from fat sources and no more than 10% as saturated fat


3. Overweight/Obesity – Action Criteria: Less than 20% over standard weight tables or BMI between 18.5 to 24.9


4. Troubled Drinking – Action Criteria: Abstinence, at times; or no more than 14 drinks per week, no more than 5 drinks at any one sitting (1 drink = 12 ounces of beer or 5 ounces of wine or 1 ½ ounces of spirits)


5. Tobacco use – Action Criteria: Abstinence


The Six-Stage Changing for Good Program: Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward for Healthy Aging

Stage 1 Pre-Contemplation – resisting change

Stage 2 Contemplation – change on the horizon

Stage 3 Preparation– getting ready

Stage 4 Action – time to move

Stage 5 Maintenance – staying there and fending off relapses

Stage 6 Termination – ultimate goal, behaviour will never return


Please sign up for my Free Report:  Living Healthier Longer: The Lifestyle Strategy to Healthy Aging.

It lists the 20 most effective health promoting behaviours to living a healthier life that will positively impact your last 10 years on this wonderful planet, enjoy!