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Why should I tell my friends and family about my health and fitness plan?

You're more likely to actually reach your health, wellness, and fitness goals if you share these goals with family and friends. It makes you accountable for your actions. Be proud of your goals and become a positive influence for your loved ones. Research has proven that individuals who share their goals have a greater chance of success. Post your goals on the refrigerator, bathroom mirror and other visible places to remind you and others of your fitness goals.

Dr. Vonda Wright, MD
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You are more likely to stick with a health and fitness plan if you are held accountable by your friends. When I am going to run a big race, I have to keep myself accountable to train by actually paying the money and registering for the race far ahead of time, then I tell everybody in my life I'm going to do it. It becomes a topic of conversation -- people ask me about it, and some people even end up joining me.

Think of at least five people you are going to tell about your plans and then tell them. Ask them to join you. If you belong to a book club, get everyone involved.
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