Have you ever tried something new for your health because you heard it was good––like buying cereal with extra fiber and calcium––but didn’t notice any real difference in how you look or feel?
You *hope* it is helping you be healthier and strengthening your bones, but you don’t have any way to know if it’s actually doing anything.
Most new habits people try fit into this category. They’re low impact and you get very little or no immediate feedback on how it will impact your life in the long run.
There’s no immediate benefit and, when it comes down to it, you have no good reason to keep doing it.
There are many problems with habits like these. One big one is that with no feedback you don’t know if what you’re doing is helping, hurting or just plain pointless. You have to act on faith that nutrition science (or wherever your advice came from) is steering you in the right direction––not something I’d recommend.
But an even bigger problem is that habits without an immediate and meaningful reward are the first to slip when life gets the better of you.
Would you rearrange your day to make sure you can do something that may or may not be important to you at some unspecified future time? I know I wouldn’t.