I like to begin class with a Q/A. A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here is an example:
Q/A: Why is it easier to say, people have a right to health care than to INSIST that each person has a responsibility to live healthy lifestyle?
Q/A: What is a healthy lifestyle?
TEACHER NOTE: I have a doctor friend who once said, “ if people ate properly, limited soda (sugar) consumption, exercised, maintained a healthy weight, were vaccinated for……, didn’t smoke, drink, use illegal drugs or use any legal drug irresponsibly, had sex within marriage, I’d have almost nothing to do.” In other words, she was all about disease prevention.
Here is my answer
People want to be accepted as they are. Everybody has something (flaws). They like to judge others, but don’t like to be judged. It’s also easier to think nothing bad will happen to ME if I……………. We want to live the way we want to, thinking we will always be healthy, if something happens a doctor/dentist or a medicine will fix me. You have to be very disciplined and have a very good reason to make the choices my doctor friend suggests. The very good reason would be a significantly less chance of:
type 2 diabetes
cirrhosis of the liver
obesity — which lead to hip, knee replacements
high blood pressure
these are expensive, shorten your life type of diseases
And a greater chance to be physically active with a good quality of life when you are 50 and older. Of course when you are a teen, it never occurs to you that you will look like and be as old as grandma and grandpa. You know — those old people.
For motivation, check out this article. An 88 year old playing pickle ball, cycling, rollerblading. She looks great, absolutely fabulous.
I like to begin each class with what I call Q/A. I use it for: