This quote came across my twitter (@chirofreedom) feed earlier this week, and it got me thinking. This statement speaks the truth and is applicable to every aspect of your life. The people that we surround ourselves with have a tremendous ability to impact our lives. Their impact can be positive, or just as easily could be negative. They can either pick you up or pull you down, so be careful about who you spend your time with.
When it comes to your health it is VERY important to spend your time with people who will assist you in meeting your goals and not sabotage your efforts to implement positive changes. As an example, imagine that you are trying to quit smoking. Do you think that it would be a good idea to go out with friends that you know are smokers? Don't you think that it would be a better idea to spend some time with non-smokers? Seems pretty simple to me... Let's look at a different example though. Imagine that two people are trying to lose weight. One of these people lives with a spouse that is willing to adapt to the necessary dietary changes, because they want to support their better half. The other person is married to someone who is very set in their ways, and is not willing to give up the chips and ice cream. Which one of these people is more likely to succeed in their effort to lose weight? Seems pretty simple to me. I would wager that the one who lives in the house without chips and ice cream is less likely to have a moment of weakness, and more likely to succeed. The support of others ALWAYS makes improving yourself easier. If that is true why not just surround yourself with supportive people all that time?
Movement is my Medicine,