Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Environmental changes for health
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Saving this for later?

Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime - even offline.

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Environmental changes for health

51
views

Published on


0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
51
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. HOME CHANGES FOR HEALTH SE Hayes Oct 11, 2012Tuesday, October 16, 12
  • 2. Our environment cues many of our actions What impacts do changes in our home have on our health?Tuesday, October 16, 12
  • 3. Health Change 1 Experiment: Boosting Accountability Make Tracking VISIBLE Change 1: Make Weight Tracking Visible Goal: Create a Daily Habit of Checking in with Health Design Opportunity: Weighing myself & tracking in google wasn’t sticking as well as I had hoped, nor was it producing the behavior impacts during the day. so I Moved Tracking from... Google Docs I started the tiny h weigh myself ever to start a daily ritu thinking of food c Until I decided to m My Mirror Change Opportunity Discovery 1: it felt unsatisfying in google docs...buTuesday, October 16, 12 change.
  • 4. Health Change 1: Make Tracking Household Visible Experiment: Boosting Accountability Change 1: Make Weight Tracking Visible What this changes... - Makes Accountability a Household Activity - Creates a Trigger - Makes the logging Activity Easier What happened Failed: Weight went up - Perceived failure in impacting health choices BUT... Behavior Modified - Yoga in the morning + daily walk Since this wasn’t ‘scale’ related I didn’t realize that is was happening Conclusion - Boosts background awareness w/ micro choices I started the tiny h weigh myself ever Insights: to start a daily ritu Felt “Scary” to make weight public - was a jumpstart thinking of food c Did impact behavior choices, but only until about noon Until I decided to m Change Opportunity Making it visible where I’m getting ready for the day makes it move into Discovery 1: the day it felt unsatisfying in google docs...buTuesday, October 16, 12 change.
  • 5. Health Change 2 Experiment: Boosting Accountability Kick Diet Coke to the Can Change 1: Make Weight Tracking Visible Goal: Stop Drinking Diet Coke all day long at work Design Opportunity: Free Diet Coke in the kitchen at work has made this habit hard to stop. so I created a ‘water cooler’ area NOT in the kitchen with all kinds of happy things that I LIKE I started the tiny h weigh myself ever to start a daily ritu thinking of food c Until I decided to m Change Opportunity Discovery 1: it felt unsatisfying in google docs...buTuesday, October 16, 12 change.
  • 6. Health Change 2: Kick Diet Coke to the Can What this changes... - Replaces a Trigger - Re-Frames Reward (Free is a large Reward for me) - Makes Easier because $ is already spent, and it’s closer in reach than diet coke What happened Successful, Sometimes - I’m drinking atleast 3 cups of water daily. - I’m choosing tea, most of the time when I feel like I need a lift But when I’m stressed and I’m drained...Diet Coke is still my ‘Go To’ Insights: 2 Emergent Need Buckets: Cognitive Decisions & Involuntary Decisions - I knew $ is a decision factor, but I didn’t realize HOW MUCH this drives “rewards” on choices. Change OpportunityI reload - Making Kombucha gives me a ‘weekly anchor’ to make sure that and restock...having it be a alive and will die if I don’t is keyTuesday, October 16, 12
  • 7. Health Change 3 Experiment: Boosting Accountability Changing My Wallet Change 1: Make Weight Tracking Visible Goal: Reframe “Rewards” to spending money on health Design Opportunity: I dislike spending $, and this often makes hard for me to chose healthy options. so I Put $40 in my wallet that I MUST spend each week on health items (or I spend it on Household items) I started the tiny h weigh myself ever to start a daily ritu thinking of food c Until I decided to m Change Opportunity Discovery 1: it felt unsatisfying in google docs...buTuesday, October 16, 12 change.
  • 8. Health Change 3: Changing My Wallet What this changes... - Separates “Expensive” from “Health” on daily activities - It’s a Trigger when I make purchase decisions - This is a build activity from an insight on #2 What happened Successful, but not over the curve - I give myself permission now to buy something like water - I still don’t ‘feel’ right about it, and still have to convince myself that it’s ok - When something is FREE, I can’t spend $ on alternative Insights: - Even if you don’t fully ‘believe’ the change...it makes room for other behaviors, when 2 choices are close together in value. - If I don’t feel good about spending $ on a healthy behavior, I will put a ‘to do’ for another work around (like carrying a water Opportunity Change bottle) on my activity list for the next ‘high motivation’ wave moment, and since the activity is now only ‘temporary’ I can live with it until the next interval.Tuesday, October 16, 12
  • 9. CONCLUSIONS Environmental Changes = Very Helpful Environmental = Anchors (Starting & End Points) When Environmental Changes Don’t Work = Still get data and insights of what to do next.Tuesday, October 16, 12