If fear of death doesn’t motivate us, what will?

If fear of death doesn’t motivate us, what will?

Now researchers are suggesting that they may be able to tailor a ‘survival’ diet for people who have had breast cancer. But I wonder how closely we’d stick to it?

We already know that regular exercise can reduce the chances of recurrence yet, according to this American study, only one in three women living with breast cancer is meeting current physical activity guidelines.

When we’re first diagnosed and are genuinely fearing for our lives, I’m sure that most of us would think of exercise as a small price to pay for a better chance of a cancer-free future.  It sounds like the best possible motivation. I find it really interesting that it’s motivating for such a short time, and I’d love to know why people who have had such a big scare don’t choose to take better care of themselves. It seems that providing information alone is not enough – we really need to know more about the real obstacles to healthy behaviours so that we can help people to overcome them.