Equality is the bedrock of health, change, and progress, which lies at the heart of what we do at Talance. We strive to further equality within our company but also the neighborhoods, schools and workplaces where you live and work. In the past year, for example, we’ve created courses on hypertension, tobacco use, immunizations, wellness (among others!) that explain how health disparities affect communities each of these areas and what to do about it.
Here’s a harsh bit of reality for you: there is no magical method to making healthy lifestyle changes. Fad diets and exercise crazes might make it seem like there is, but they’re wrong. Sad news for the members of your community who want to change thier behavior.
The truth is that the secret to meeting overall health recommendations, from quitting smoking to getting more exercise, is to put one foot in front of the other--and keep doing it. Changing the way you live is simply hard. It just is.
Everybody knows they need to exercise more and eat less. They probably even know that getting some physical activity—even walking for 20 minutes—can reduce the chance of getting diseases like heart disease and hypertension, controlling stress and keeping the brain engaged.