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Life , Friendships & Exercise

Posted by Meg Whiteford on Feb 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Did you know that friendship is actually good for your health? Studies show that friendships can have an overwhelmingly positive effect on physical and emotional well-being. Researchers have found that strong social ties can be as important to one’s overall health as getting regular exercise, not drinking in excess and abstaining from smoking.

The claim that it takes 21 days to form a new habit . Instead of fixating on how many runs or hikes it’ll take for that new healthy habit to become routine try this: make a commitment to do that thing with a friend. There’s a better chance you’ll stick to your new plan if canceling means having to call or text your friend. Also, consider using social media to share your progress and get words of encouragement from your friends. If the only way you know how to be active is on the treadmill , think outside LLthe box- or at least outside the gym. Gt off the couch and play a game like ultimate Frisbee, soccer or beach volleyball. Your friends aren't into team sports? Many towns have pick up games or clubs that can be found on line. Or if games are not your thing, sign up for a local charity walk, run or race and get  your friends to come along and  allow your footsteps to leave a charitable footprint.

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Topics: goals, fitness, friendship, health

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