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How to Make Health-Conscious Friends in You Life

By Genevieve Cunningham

Friends are so important. It's true that we act like the people we hang around. But it's actually even deeper than that. When we spend a lot of time with people, we begin to take on their beliefs and ideas. Their habits. Their views on life. When your friends have good, positive ideas, this can be a good thing. When your friends have negative, unhealthy ideas, it can push you in a dangerous direction in your life. Because friendly influence is so strong, it's important to be selective. If you want to be healthy and fit, you need health and fitness minded friends. But if you're new to the fitness world, how do you find friends to help you stay motivated? If you need to add some healthy friends to your life, take a look at these tips to help you do it. 

At the Gym

The gym is an obvious place to meet others who are interested in fitness. If you haven't joined a gym, maybe it's time. You'll have access to more equipment, and you may meet others who are on a similar path as yours. Don't be afraid to be friendly. Speak to others. Ask for advice. Making friends at the gym can lead to lifelong friendships that encourage each of you to be your best self. 

Online

The internet has completely changed the game. If you need to talk to people who like fitness, just hop online and look for interactive blogs or forums where you can ask questions, answer questions, and make friends. It's possible that these friends will be across the country from you and so you won't meet them face-to-face, but friends of any kind can keep you motivated toward making positive changes in your life. 

Convince Your Group

If you're not keen on making new friends, try to convince your old group to become a bit more health-conscious. This might take a long time, and you certainly don't want to be pushy, but gently leading the charge toward better health can be a positive experience for everyone. It's OK to be the leader. And if your friends follow, it will benefit everyone in the long run.

Making health-conscious friends isn't always easy. But if you're serious about better health, it's really important. Use these tips to make friends who are interested in health and wellness, and you may be able to change your lifestyle to a healthier, more positive one in no time at all. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Livermore, Calif.

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