What actually motivates people to engage in and SUSTAIN practices
that promote health and well-being?
If you are like most people, you may not look like
a poster child for all things fit. But many of us are regularly
engaging in some activities that promote well-being.
This includes those practices that you do so
automatically, you may no longer think of them as things you are doing for
your health. It also includes anything that you consider a
practice that you do for your health, even if others might not think of it
that way. We hope you will tell us about these activities, and help us
understand what works for real people in real life, what supports and what
hinders these efforts for the majority of people.
It is time that we as health professionals stop our
nagging and start investigating what actually works -- and you can help us
by participating in this study -- by telling us what you do for your health
and well-being, and by inviting your colleagues, patients, clients, and
friends to do the same! Please help us by passing this information on
Here is the link to this research, where you will find a
list of many examples of healthy practices:
WHO WE ARE
Drew A. Anderson, Ph.D. (University at Albany- SUNY), Deb Burgard, Ph.D.
(private practice), and Ellen Shuman (Acoria-WellCentered Eating Disorder
Treatment Programs) are conducting this research. It is being conducted
under the auspices of the University at Albany- SUNY.
PURPOSE OF THE
We are conducting a study investigating long-term health practices. We are
interested in finding out more about the practices you engage in on a
regular basis that you feel contribute to your health and well-being.
If you would like to contact the investigators, you may do so via the
-Dr. Drew Anderson: (518) 442-4835 or
drewa at csc dot albany dot edu
-Dr. Deb Burgard: (650) 321-2606 or SHPR at spamex
-Ellen Shuman: ellen at aweighout dot