In consideration of models and tools for addressing behavior change, perhaps one of the most important elements is how we communicate health behaviors to our audience. It is important to note that 54% of Americans read below the equivalent of a sixth-grade level and more than half (51.7%) of Americans do not have a college […]

OPINION: Protein should not be a food group since labeling it this way creates an unhealthy obsession with so-called protein rich foods when it makes absolutely no difference where we derive amino acids to synthesize proteins in our bodies, and excess protein increases the risk of diseases. Protein rich foods are not necessary considering human […]

Identity Behavior Theory postulates that how someone chooses to identify may largely determine whether they take action on a health behavior, and IBT is concerned with how identity guides and motivates behavior, along with one’s attitude and resilience toward the behavior. Other models of behavior change consider stages and processes of change, perceptions toward change, […]

Everyone experiences stress of some type but how we cope with life’s stresses largely determines our behavior toward stress and so the various theories concerning stress and coping outline how we process and manage stress. For instance, some people find relief by playing at UFABET com as a way to cope with stress. Most transactional […]

The Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) is a measurement tool used by researchers, clinicians, and health coaches to assist in determining the likelihood that a patient or intervention group will engage in a particular health associated behavior based on their perceived will-power, and it assesses their attitude toward a behavior, perceived social norm of the […]

The Transtheoretical model (TTM) of behavior change is one of the most popular and tested models of behavior change and focuses on changes that are time sensitive. TTM hypothesizes that people progress through several stages of change from a precontemplation stage, to a contemplation stage, to a preparation stage, to an action stage, and then […]

The Health Belief Model for changing health behaviors is a type of intervention strategy used in individual and public health settings that proposes that people will take preventative behavior change action seriously based on their beliefs and perceptions of a significant risk to their health if action is not taken. The HBM, when used in […]

Over the next several weeks, the Respectful Living blog will cover health behavior change theories and steps one can take for positive changes. I will update this post with the series as each is completed. Blog Series Post 1: The Health Belief Model Evaluation Blog Series Post 2: The Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change Blog […]

We all love a good meal with people we care about, but nothing will spoil a dining memory faster than getting a food-borne illness from that meal.  We often hear about food-borne illness outbreaks from chain restaurants, or the latest recall of contaminated food products.  However, not enough attention is given to how we prepare, […]

Having a good, effective water filter in your home is essential. Without it, you risk getting various illnesses or, even worse, not having enough clean water. Knowing this, it is imperative to take the necessary precautions to be safe and healthy no matter where you go. These precautions also provide the tools needed to ensure […]