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.
Here are some ways to connect with others:
- Make a list of who could help you.
Connecting with others can make getting active easier and more enjoyable.
- Find a partner.
What activities would you enjoy doing with a friend or family member?
- Ask for encouragement.
Consider asking a friend to check in with you once a week. Words of encouragement can make a difference.
- Learn from past support.
When you've gotten help with past challenges, what was the most useful? How can you use that now?
- Get help with the details.
This might include getting a ride or arranging for child care.
- Join a class or use a fitness app.
Some people use social media or apps to connect with others and stay on track.
Current as of: October 10, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine