Media: BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour - Willpower is not the key to healthy habits

January is always the month that people want to implement big changes to their routine. But something that is key is understanding the difference between a resolution and a habit. Willpower alone cannot help you adopt a lifestyle change. Healthy habits are built on a foundation of consistency, repetition and reward. Research now tells us it can take anything from 66 days to 122 days to create a habit. However, arguably habits are a lifetime pursuit. However this doesn't mean we need to be a slave to our healthy habits, I was delighted to share the seven steps evidence based steps to help create healthy habits with ease and a sprinkle of joy, in this blog for BBC Radio: BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour

Published on 25th Jan 2020 at 14:00 by Dr Heather McKee

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