Most Real People Want to Have a Healthy Life-Style, but Often Give into the Temptation of Less Healthy Choices such as Cake instead of Fruit or Fries over Salad.
Good health-wellness services make the healthier option the natural choice.
Behavioral Design for Health & Wellness
Diets include counting calories and showing lots of self-control.
Physical activity programs assume time availability and resistance to the temptation of "I'll just do it tomorrow".
Preventive health programs over-emphasize on the future benefits while the unpleasant things are kept in the present.
Many Health & Wellness Programs Assume People Have Infinite Willpower.
However, many real people do not have a lot of willpower. Thus, occasionally giving into temptation is only natural.
The best way to improve health & wellness services is to replace the reliance on willpower with good behavioral design.
This way, resisting temptation will be needed less.
Behavioral Design for Health & Wellness Workshop
Acknowledging human imperfections such as limited willpower, procrastination and forgetfulness is the first step in designing better health & wellness services.
Making the healthy option the natural choice is the best way to not rely on willpower.
Design is a lot more powerful than self-control.