Episode 149

What If It Only Took 5 Minutes To Change Your Health?

With Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

Behavioral science shows that most health plans, whether they’re about losing weight, exercising more, or quitting bad habits aren’t designed to last. It’s because they’re based on an incorrect assumption that all you need is willpower and motivation. 

On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, I talk to Dr. Rangan Chatterjee about the science of behavior change and the power of connecting change to an existing habit. We discuss why you can’t rely on motivation alone when it comes to behavior change. We also talk about the importance of human connection when trying to make lifestyle changes, and how a small action in one aspect of your life can very quickly ripple into other areas. 

For more on Dr. Chatterjee you can follow him on Instagram @drchatterjee, on Facebook @drchatterjee, on Twitter @drchatterjeeuk, on YouTube @drranganchatterjee, and through his website https://drchatterjee.com/. Check out his podcast, Feel Better, Life More. You can find his book, Feel Better in 5: Your Daily Plan to Feel Great for Life, right here.


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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. Dr. Chatterjee’s digital detox challenge
  2. How to carve out time for yourself  
  3. The secret to behavior change
  4. Two rules to make any habit stick
  5. The missing piece when it comes to our overall health
  6. The importance of daily human connection
  7. The daily gratitude practice Dr. Chatterjee does with his family 
  8. The importance of spending intentional time with the people who mean the most to you 
  9. The importance of celebrating success when it comes to behavior change
  10. Where to learn more about Dr. Chatterjee


Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Dhru Purohit Podcast, a top 30 health podcast with over 30 million downloads. His interviews focus on the inner workings of the brain and the body and feature the brightest minds in wellness, medicine, and mindset.

Dhru Purohit is also a serial entrepreneur and investor in the health and wellness industry.

Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is one of the most influential medical doctors in the UK, and host of the most listened to health podcast in the UK and Europe, ‘Feel Better, Live More’. His first three books have all been #1 Sunday Times Bestsellers and his latest, Feel Better in 5, shows people how to transform their health in just 5 minutes. It has been a smash hit in the UK, selling almost 100,000 copies in just 7 months, and has just been published in the United States. Professor BJ Fogg, the world’s leading expert in human behavior, calls this book, “one of the best habit change programs he has seendeceptively simple but remarkably effective.” Dr. Chatterjee regularly appears on BBC News and Television and has been featured in numerous international publications including The New York Times, Forbes, The Guardian and Vogue, and his TED talk, How To Make Disease Disappear, has been viewed almost 3 million times.

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