Published On: Fri, Jun 28th, 2013

Three Tips for Creating a Health and Fitness Support System

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No one person maintains a perfect workout schedule, eating habits, or overall health practices. We fall victim to distractions, laziness, and ignorance. Leading a successful and healthy life depends on what we do, but also how we do it.

You can’t simply plan to eat the right foods, exercise for one hour a day, or visit the doctor at least once every three months. The establishment of support systems invigorates healthy living and motivates you when laziness kicks in. Positive support ensures you maintain discipline and stay consistent.

Without these health and fitness related support systems, your ability to reach personal health goals weakens. Friends keep you on track. They motivate you when you’re weak and you do the same for them. We need the help of others in life to succeed.

These three tips will increase your chances of creating a consistently healthier you.

Have an Exercise Partner

Often people found it tough staying motivated consistently when exercising 5-6 days a week. We need the physical activity, but distractions and laziness kill our ability to exercise. A workout buddy ensures you go to the gym every day. You push one another harder to reach personal goals.

When one person fails, the other picks them up. Exercising with a friend, colleague, or even personal trainer encourages consistency. This supportive person transforms the burdensome feeling associated with exercise into a social activity. You’ll look forward to exercising if a friend joins.

Look into a Community Garden

Community gardens pop up everywhere now. Even in cities where green space is limited, groups are starting community gardens on rooftops, at parks, or wherever they can.

Joining a community garden will establish a great support system and network for eating healthier local foods. Usually, foods that travel less distance contain less chemicals and preservatives. The encouragement of local foods leads to healthier eating.

Gardening provides an excellent activity to get outside, enjoy the sun, take a break from technology, and breathe a little fresh air. People who garden usually take an active interest in their food, especially pertaining to eating better.

The garden offers a network of people committed to local produce who are willing to share their wonderful knowledge, tips, and experience relevant to help you lead a healthier life.  This support system redefines your perspective on the nutritional aspects of eating right.

Choosing a Primary Care Provider

Your primary care provider should sit as the backbone of your health and fitness support system. Other than you, they should know your body the best. The primary doctor not only treats medical ailments, but suggests exercise, eating habits, and other considerations that help you lead a healthier life. Your doctor should be your wellness program coordinator.

That’s why choosing the best doctors as the basis for your health plan will propel you into along a consistent path. Your doctor should treat you like a friend, communicate well, be there when you need them, and be dedicated to ongoing health. They should want to limit your visits and improve overall personal wellness.

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