Haha! Not THAT kind of support! I couldn’t resist! No I am talking about a support system to help you with a healthy lifestyle. Studies show that people who have a support system (be it a spouse, a workout group, a friend, or even an online support team) lose more weight and manage to keep it off longer. The idea is that when trying to make positive changes in your life, having a support system in place is a key element Knowing that you have people who will celebrate your successes with you can keep you motivated; knowing that they’ll offer you comfort and advice can keep you going when you’re struggling.
Sometimes it can be hard to reach out for support, especially if you tend to go at things and tackle problems alone. I tend to be one of those people who thinks she can handle everything all by herself and I do not like asking for help. But recently I have noticed that relying on others is a good thing. The difference being that I don’t rely on anyone to do things for me but rather I rely on people to do things with me. The same is true for healthy living. Whether it is Keith or a running buddy or a class partner it is nice to have people around who can offer advice, opinions, motivational tips or just toss around ideas.
What about you; who is your support system?
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