We know this: “Eat right and exercise”. But with our staggering weight and health problems, it’s clear that there’s a missing piece between knowing and doing. This study looked at diabetics and basically asked the question …
“Does More Knowing Lead To More Doing?”
In other words, if you have a higher score on your knowledge of self-care importance, routines, etc., will you be more likely to actually take care of yourself?
Unfortunately, but perhaps not unsurprisingly, the answer is no. In this study, there was no relationship between a greater understanding of self-care for this disease and actually applying that knowledge to help control the disease.
The missing piece is actually people. Person to person interactions make it easier for us to apply the knowledge we all have. Surround yourself with positive people and it will help you be more positive. Surround yourself with people who take better care of themselves, and it will help you do the same.