Why can’t we live healthier lives to save ourselves and the planet?

Irish Times | Sep 14, 2021 at 4:40 PM
  • Imagine if there was a pill you could take that would extend your healthy, active life span by 10 years.
  • We know a healthy lifestyle will be beneficial for both ourselves and the planet, and the science supports it, yet we are in an obesity epidemic, nearly two-thirds of people over 65 have two or more chronic diseases, and we are degrading the planet’s life-support systems at a dizzying speed.
  • Part of the reason why individual choice to take preventative action for personal and planetary health is so hard is that we live in environments where the easy choices are bad for us.