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How to Help Others Meet Their Nutrition and Exercise Goals (iRunnerBlog Post)

January 11, 2013

Chances are you have seen your fair share of “How Keep Your New Years Resolutions” posts lately, so I will spare you another. Instead, let’s shift the thought process around a bit. It is well established that support from others is a key ingredient to achieving health-related goals. However, many times it is those who are in a position to be the most helpful who serve as the diet/exercise saboteurs (intentionally or not)! So what can you do to support the health-related resolutions/goals/whatever you want to call them of others in your life?

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First and foremost I would say to not highlight the fact that it is “you helping them”. Rather I would suggest taking steps to make your typical interactions with them more ‘health-focused’ and extend invitations to activities you think would help them reach their fitness and nutrition goals. Head on over to the iRunnerBlog, where I give specific ideas in my monthly “Nutrition Nerd” column!

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  1. January 13, 2013 11:57 am

    Great tips! I especially love the first tip about meeting wtih friends. My friend and I usually meet monthly for coffee. This last time, we did yoga! It was so fun!

  2. January 23, 2013 4:08 pm

    Love this idea! New reader, and your blog is so cute!

    • January 29, 2013 9:00 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by – and for leaving a comment so I can check out your blog too!

  3. March 3, 2013 2:36 pm

    I agree that getting support from friends and family members is an effective strategy that will help people to achieve their nutrition and exercise goals. I like the second tip the most “Make exercising with you less intimidating.” I think it is easier for people to adapt to their exercise routines when are surrounded by friends who will cheer them on.

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