This is one of the hardest things to do when working with an older population. It usually takes a life altering event or illness to get them to participate in something such as fitness classes or health programs. By then, of course, the damage has already taken place. It is critical to establish healthy lifestyles to individuals as soon as one can. Whether it be in grade school, adolescence, or adulthood, these healthy lifestyle choices need to be integrated into populations before routine sets in and forms negative behaviors.