The power of a gentle reminder
Researchers posted signs encouraging people to walk rather than ride the elevator at a housing site, a clinic, and an academic building. The mere presence of the signs resulted in a 35% increase in stair use. The report is published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Hmm...How could you encourage healthy habits for yourself? How about posting a picture of a gorgeous salad on your refrigerator to encourage vegetable consumption? Perhaps you could keep a photo of a runner by your computer to keep you focused on your running goals. Maybe an inspirational phrase, or a pedometer, will get you moving throughout the day. If a sign can be so effective in helping you achieve your healthy living goals, it's worth posting one, don't you think?