As a physician practicing full-time in the United States, I see firsthand every day the end effects of people’s poor long-term health and lifestyle decisions. Heart attacks. Strokes. Needless injuries. Many of these could be prevented with relatively simple lifestyle modifications, if only people had been educated appropriately and lifestyles adjusted. What I discovered was oftentimes people simply didn’t know a healthier way to live. Or they hadn’t made the changes because nobody had ever really, consistently encouraged them to do so.