Humans are curious creatures. We do not seem to see the conflict in our nature. We want all the best things without putting in the required effort. We answer the hard questions with easy platitudes and self-serving mumble-jumble. The essentials are ignored for the comfortable. The danger is that those answers will and have started to create a false uncertainty. There is no uncertainty. We know what needs to be done.
Do you know what needs to be done for a healthy life? Many of us will answer no, but that is an intellectually dishonest answer. Most of us know what needs to be done but we have refused to do the heavy lifting. Furthermore we have created a society where doing the correct thing is not rewarded. Poor choices are praised and the better choices are stigmatized. The bulk of our daily routine encourages mediocrity.
A recent study has quantified the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. The behaviors that define a healthy lifestyle were defined as daily exercise, low body weight, low alcohol intake, not smoking and a healthy diet. How difficult is that? We have known the necessary ingredients for a long time. Our question is, when will we adopt and internalized what we know to be correct?