“Excusitis” is the author’s coined phrase for worldwide inertia toward health and wellbeing. The devastating and often preventable effect is premature death, disease, and decreased quality of life. This paper reviews the research and data about this world wide problem. It then examines some of the “excusitis” collected over years of working in health and wellbeing and attempts to dispel and discredit these ideas. This proactive paper is about people making a difference to self and others by taking back control of their destiny, thoughts, feelings, actions, and ultimately their lifestyle. By making a conscious decision to improve self, one also can make a difference to others.
|Keywords:||Health, Well Being, Active Lifestyle Benefits, World Health Issues, Lifestyle, Improving Lifestyle, Life Quality, Preventable Poor Health Choices, Excusitis, Myths and Obstacles to a Healthy Life|
Lecturer/Academic, Faculty of Arts, Education and Human Development, School of Education, Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia