HOW CAN SOCIAL SUPPORT HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT?
We know the physical benefits of exercise include; better health, reduced risk of illness and a well toned physique.
Exercise carries emotional and social benefits too.
It can make you feel happier, reduce anxiety, depression and can help brain health.
We also know that social support is important to achieve beneficial changes that contribute to weight loss i.e. adherence.
Having friends/family join in physical activity can promote adherence and subsequent goal achievement.
The more support you have, the better your adherence behaviours.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your whole household improve their way of eating in support of your lifestyle change?
Wouldn’t it be great to have your grocery shopping done for you, with all the healthy snacks included?
Better still, wouldn’t it be great to have someone train with you and provide that companionship during challenging bouts of exercise?
It’s easier to stick to a weight loss plan when you have support.
Don’t be afraid to reach out to a friend or family member.
Let them know how they can help you!
You might need someone to go for a walk with or someone to accompany you to your first visit to the gym.
Making lifestyle changes are a big challenge for some people.
Find that supportive person or group to keep you going.