The Social Effect – 5 Ways Community Support Makes You Stronger When exercising and trying to get fit, too many people make the mistake of thinking that they can do it alone – which often causes them to abandon their efforts shortly after getting started. However, here are a few ways in which you – and your exercise routine – will benefit from taking advantage of any community support that may be available around you. 1 – Never exercise alone again One of the main benefits of obtaining community support by means of a fitness social network or wellness community is that you will never have to try and exercise alone again. These networks have been designed to help you develop relationships with other like-minded people, which will help you attain your exercise , health and fitness goals far quicker than if you had to try and exercise alone. 2 – Interact with other active people Joining a health social network will not only enable you to boost your fitness levels; you will be able to interact with others who have similar health and fitness goals to you. Research has shown that spending time with other people who have the same fitness goals as you – and who perhaps belong to the same health social network as well - will go a long way in helping to ensure that you are able to stick to your resolutions. 3 – Accountability is important Although working out with a friend or accountability partner is not a new idea, it is one that has been proven to be highly effective over the years. However, these days, an accountability partner need not be an actual person anymore – it can come in the form of a fitness social network or wellness community as well. While many people enjoy the aspect of physically interacting with exercise partners, others prefer to exercise ‘alone,’ but with the help of an online community instead. 4 – There is power in virtual numbers When you are part of a group that is trying to exercise, lose weight or get fit, having the virtual support of others through a health social network system is extremely valuable. You will also be less likely to quit on your goals of you know that everyone in your online networking group will find out that you did so. 5 – Give your social life a boost Using a fitness social network need not only be about getting fit and sharing the information about your journey online. When used correctly, it can also provide a tremendous boost to your social life – you can arrange get-togethers with the people in your fitness network. This will go a long way to help make your new active lifestyle a lot more fun than you could have ever imagined. Building a health social network with a group of like-minded people will ensure that you have a solid support community around you at all times, which is extremely handy during the times that you may not feel like exercising or you simply need a little extra encouragement to keep going during the difficult times. About the Author: David Quenneville FHMatch, all-in-one `Business in a Box! If you're a professional this is for you, it’s always FREE to showcase your profile on FHMatch ! Empowering professionals to engage, manage and grow their client base - everything you need to get started in 3 min or less. |Merchant Payments| Unlimited - No Fee Booking, Invoicing & Messaging| Showcase Photos & Videos, Subsidized Insurance| Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , Pinterest , LinkedIn It's always free to have a profile - join now and enjoy your 1st 30 days as a Premium member on us, no credit card required!