Michelle Segar is an award-winning, NIH-funded researcher at the University of Michigan with almost thirty years studying how to help people adopt healthy behaviors in ways that can survive the complexity and unpredictability of the real world.
Michelle’s translational research is widely recognized as relevant and practical.
She is an advisor to the World Health Organization and was named inaugural chair of the United States National Physical Activity Plan’s Communication Committee.
Michelle’s perspective is uniquely comprehensive. For her entire career she has combined academic research with real-world health coaching to pioneer methods that create sustainable healthy behavior change, and which have been adopted to boost patient health, employee health and well-being, and gym membership retention.
Her first book, NO SWEAT! is used as a core text in training professionals in health coaching and patient counseling.
In this episode, Dr. Michelle Segar talks about the simple mindset shifts that help people achieve sustainable change.
Learn more about Michelle here: https://michellesegar.com/about-michelle-segar/
Check out her book ‘The Joy Choice: How to Finally Achieve Lasting Changes in Eating and Exercise’ here: https://amzn.to/3n1QYa9
IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL DISCOVER:
00:02:24 - the story of how Dr. Segar got into behavior change research
00:08:06 - why do some people in poor health many times avoid doing the work to get better
00:14:43 - how to flip the narrative from black and white thinking to sustainable change
00:26:34 - what the research shows on being mindful of your cravings
00:40:55 - how to overcome a common decision disruptor
00:48: 40 - the simple process of making the 'joy choice'
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