I’m like you. I think about my health.
- Is my cholesterol too high?
- Am I too fat?
- As I age, will I suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s?
- And when something feel’s wrong, should I go see the doctor and even if I do, will I trust his or her judgment?
The way I answer these questions is influenced in a way I didn’t expect when I started my research 30 years ago. Not too long into my work, I had just had my third daughter and as I watched all three grow, I could see how each one developed a different attitude about their health.
Now, as I watch my grandchildren, I see the same patterns emerging with each, but this time…
I understand the forces that shape our health.
Pattern of Health is a groundbreaking look at these forces and reveals how health related behaviors are linked. Pattern of Health demonstrates that when it comes to exercise, diet, medical care, and overall health outcomes, we may not be as uniquely individual as we thought all along.
PATH gives you everything you need to assess yourself and find your innate patterns.
You’ll also learn how your pattern can change as you age. And you’ll find out how you can alter your PATH, to adjust your behavior toward a PATH with better heath outcomes.
PATH explores behaviors such as:
- Avoiding or seeking nutritional information
- Avoiding or seeking vigorous exercise
- Involvement in family health
- Openness to alternative versus tradition medicine
- Health information seeking
- Health risk factors for each pattern
- Projected health costs expected for each pattern
With PATH, you’ll learn:
- How your gender and age influences your PATH
- Which group has the highest overall health outcomes, yet surprisingly, the highest alcohol consumption
- Which group avoids healthcare until it’s too late
- Which health-related habits are the toughest to disrupt
- Which groups have the highest and lowest healthcare costs—and why it’s not necessarily the healthiest group
- The geographical connection to PATH
- Reliable and scalable connections between health behaviors and long-term outcomes