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Using Person-Centered Health Analytics to Live Longer: Leveraging Engagement, Behavior Change, and Technology for a Healthy Life by Dwight McNeill

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10. Protecting Health

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Having achieved a better understanding of one’s location and destination from the assessments in the Knowing Me area, the next steps in our Driving Directions are Action and Navigation. It is time to get motivated, pick the spot(s), and do the work. This chapter focuses on the four everyday behaviors of eating, sitting, smoking, and drinking (alcohol). (The fifth everyday behavior on taking medications is addressed in the next chapter on Minding Illness.) As mentioned regularly throughout the book, the management of these behaviors throughout life can spell the difference between a longer and healthy life versus a shorter ...

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