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Ever Forward Radio with Chase Chewning

Welcome to EVER FORWARD RADIO! The podcast that brings you empowering messages and interviews from industry leaders of fitness, nutrition, mindset, entrepreneurship and personal development to help you life a life ever forward.

Nov 23, 2022

What’s the secret to putting together a perfectly imperfect formula to find success in our perfectly imperfect life?

Award-winning researcher and health coach Michelle Segar sits down with Chase to talk about what it takes to achieve lasting changes in our health and fitness. She explains why it’s so important to build a strong foundation of understanding around human behavior, and how these behaviors influence how we make decisions, big and small, in our day-to-day lives.

Michelle discusses the role of goal-setting and motivation on our journey of growth, and how having a strong “why” drives us forward as we make our daily choices. She encourages us to always have self-compassion, and to see the path of lasting change as an opportunity to better not just ourselves, but those we care about as well!

Michelle Segar is an award-winning, NIH-funded researcher at the University of Michigan with almost thirty years studying how to help people adopt self-care behaviors, like exercise and healthy eating, in ways that bring meaning and joy and can survive the complexity and unpredictability of the real world.


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Key Highlights

  • When is motivation the answer? Does it ever actually serve us or is it always going to be nothing more than a crutch?
  • Getting clear on your “why” is, more often than not, the missing link between making lifestyle changes, and sustaining those changes
  • Michelle explains why she prefers to use the term “daily choice making” instead of “behavior change”
  • Not every big decision needs to be life-or-death. When we’re on the verge of making choices related to our health and fitness, having compassion for ourselves is more motivational and effective than judging ourselves harshly.
  • Michelle shares how we can create our own “self-care hierarchy”

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