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How can friends help me lead a healthy lifestyle?

Joel H. Fuhrman, MD
Family Medicine
Knowing that you have a group of friends, who help you to be a better person and with whom you have something in common, raises your emotional health and self-confidence. It is far easier to change and transition into a healthy lifestyle when you have the support of others doing the same. The more your group embraces and supports you in your efforts to eat healthier and live a health-supporting lifestyle, the easier this becomes. Our American reference group is a nation eating itself to death, committing suicide with their knives and forks. Given that, it is helpful to have support when attempting to move away from the dietary norm. If you have a real and tangible like-minded social group, you are much less likely to be affected by the artificial ones created by advertisers, marketers, and technology. If you want to get healthy, hang around other healthy people and others striving to be healthy.
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