Support for Staying Active
For many people, support from others is a key to success. Staying active is easier when you're doing something you like with people you like to spend time with.
Some ways to connect with others include:
- Making a list of who could help you.
Connecting with others can make getting active easier and more enjoyable.
- Finding a partner.
What activities would you enjoy doing with a friend or family member?
- Asking for encouragement.
Consider asking a friend to check in with you once a week. Words of encouragement can make a big difference.
- Learning from past support.
When you've gotten help with past challenges, what was the most useful? How can you use that now?
- Getting help with the details.
This might include getting a ride or arranging for child care.
- Joining a class or using a fitness app.
Some people use social media or apps to connect with others and stay on track.
Current as of: March 3, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine