|Stages of change|
Human beings are creatures of habit, which make long term change difficult to achieve. This is especially true when you consider your own health habits.
Results of a study on physical activity among Canadian Adults (CFLRI, 2008) reveal that 78% of Canadians very strongly agree that physical activity prevents heart disease, yet only 24% strongly agree that they do enough physical activity to help prevent heart disease. In other words, over three quarters of Canadians understand that physical activity prevents heart disease but knowledge is not enough to promote change in their daily physical activity.