Need motivation to stay active? Perhaps you savor solitary workouts. Or maybe social interaction with a fitness partner is a better success strategy.
Interestingly, companionship often increases the odds of sticking with a fitness program. After all, someone’s waiting for you—-and moving with you. A partner can support your fitness efforts; you’re there to reciprocate. Keeping up with someone else may add to the challenge. What’s more, being together can make physical activity a lot more fun and social. And you can keep moving while you talk.
It’s National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Begin your fitness partnership today.
- Find a companion: your spouse, another family member, a neighbor, or a friend.
- Find an organized sport or activity wherever people gather for active fun, perhaps a fitness or community center, track, or cycling club.
- Sign up for a fun run or group bike ride. Training together for the big day will keep you on track.
Brought to you by the Healthy Eating and Active Living Coalition of Pierce County Source: 365 Days of Healthy Eating from the American Dietetic Association (Wiley 2004), Roberta Larson Duyff, MS, RD, FADA, CFCS