While it may often be the most convenient option, going alone on some tasks can prove to make them more difficult. Sometimes we think we can or even need to handle something on our own, when that may not be the best choice. Being around others who work out can help us greatly in our quest for exercise and weight loss. From spouses to coworkers or friends, having fit people in your circle can make you more likely to make exercise and health a priority. Here’s why…
Following Others Behavior
It is our innate nature to emulate the behavior of those around us. Even the less impressionable can manage to subconsciously make changes when the people around them change, especially when it comes to couples. Eating healthier, getting better sleep, and exercise all fall under the category of behaviors that we pick up on simply by proxy, as witnessing these healthier acts makes our body want to naturally change as well.
Motivation + Accountability
On top of our nature, it is psychologically easier for us to feel more driven to improve ourselves if we know that others are doing the same thing. For instance, a husband may want to improve his appearance to his wife, or a mother may want to get healthier to set a good example for her kids. In addition, something initially foreign to us starts to feel more natural when the people around us are also participating, allowing for easier mental and emotional accessibility.