Episode 15: Building Health Habits that Stick [The *Opposite* of a Resolution]

Here are some time-tested strategies you can use to improve your health habits. Basically the opposite of a New Year’s resolution!

Topics Addressed:

  • Why habits are better than resolutions (00:04)
  • The four parts of a habit loop (4:05)
  • Law 1:  Make it Obvious (5:57)
  • Law 2:  Make it Appealing (7:34)
  • Law 3:  Make it Easy (10:52)
  • Law 4:  Make it Satisfying (15:11)
  • Habit tracking covers 3 of the 4 laws (16:48)
  • The power of a commitment device (17:56)
  • The “Goldilocks rule” (21:14)
  • Summary (22:15)
  • Join the No Snacking Challenge (25:37) 
  • What to do with this info (26:25)

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Ben Tanner, PA-C

Ben has been practicing as a physician assistant (PA, or PA-C, similar to a doctor) in emergency medicine, urgent care, and family practice since 2014. Since 2016, he has developed an avid interest in various forms of fasting, using it to improve his own health while helping friends, family, and patients do the same.