Behavior Change 101: How to (Attempt To) Get Yourself to Do the Right Thing – With Dr. Ken Zweig 

Do you want to create better habits in your life, but do not know where to start? Join Dr. Cecily Havert for a conversation with NVFP’s very own Dr. Ken Zweig, a board certified physician in Internal Medicine, to discuss why behavior change is important, keys to behavior change, how to be positive and kind to yourself, and much more.

Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Summary Highlights

  • 2:10 – Dr. Cecily Havert introduces Dr. Ken Zweig, a board-certified physician in internal medicine, providing Dr. Zweig’s impressive resume.
  • 4:20 – Dr. Zweig begins his presentation discussing how he became passionate about behavior change, why behavior change matters, and how he tries to incorporate it into each of his patients lives.
  • 7:00 – What is behavior change? Dr. Zweig explains how behavior change is the effort to create any transformation or modification of human behavior to improve health.
  • 9:30 – Dr. Zweig talks about why behavior change is so difficult, including evolution, habits, upbringing, and many other factors that most do not consider.
  • 14:00 – When trying to change a certain behavior pattern, negative traits such as fear, guilt, or regret can hinder progress.
  • 16:00 – Dr. Zweig talks about the stages of change that all people go through when trying to correct behavior.
  • 19:00 – Dr. Zweig discusses the importance of setting personal goals, positive thinking, soliciting feedback, and other factors that can help frame a positive state of mind.
  • 26:16 – Per Dr. Zweig, one key behavior change component that is extremely helpful is rather than avoiding certain things that you would like to cut back, replace it with a healthier alternative.
  • 30:39 – For anyone that see’s Dr. Zweig as a patient, you know how important sleep is to Dr. Zweig! Sleep is the crux for any behavior health change, and Dr. Zweig recommends getting at least seven hours of sleep per night.
  • 33:20 – There are many specific tools to behavior change, such as technology, visualization, incentives, and more.
  • 38:54 – Dr. Zweig presents a quick challenge to participants, asking them to list behaviors they want to change, list the barriers, how we eliminate the barriers, and how we can get ourselves to do it.
  • 44:00 – 56:60 – Dr. Cecily Havert facilitates a Q&A with Dr. Zweig following Dr. Zweig’s presentation.
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