I totally agree, and if you really look at it, one's own completely self-determined decision to improve health is key. We get so bombarded with the "you should do this" or "this is what you should do to be healthy" that it's easy to lose sight of the fact that it's our very own responsibility and our own self determined decision that will help us improve our health.
That was the first thing I personally realized several years ago. Since then I've made significant progress in improving my health and I continue to do so. It's actually rather pleasant now instead of me feeling like I "have to" or I "should."
I wrote an article a few years ago about the steps I found necessary to improve my health - and this is the first one!
Excellent post conqueran