People with the highest number of risk factors tended to agree they need to improve.
Research in Canada found many high-risk patients do not recognize a need to change their lifestyle--especially with hypertension, diabetes, and alcohol use. The risk factors most likely to encourage change to improve health were: smoking, obesity, sedentary living, high stress and low fruit and vegetable intake. Those younger in age, female, educated and with higher household incomes were more likely to improve.
PositiveTip: If you truly value your health, you cannot live in denial of your lifestyle choices.