I care for my health, but I don’t…care for my health

2019 survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that only 10% of American adults ate the recommended number of fruits and vegetables. 35% of adults aged 18 and older in Colorado alone are overweight, and another 24% are considered obese. Healthy eating and exercise can help prevent disease, illness, and aging, yet many people throughout the world struggle to eat healthy. Eating healthy for older adults in particular can help in maintaining a healthy weight as metabolism slows.

Growing up in a home that never put an emphasis on exercise or clean eating, I too have struggled to break the childhood habits I know so well.

Read on at Medium.com as Weintrob explores the science of habit formation and the struggle to break lifelong habits.


Grace Weintrob is the former digital media intern for the Center for Healthy Aging. She graduated from CSU in 2022 with a degree in Communication Studies and minors in Stage, Sports, and Film Production and Science Communication.

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