Today, give some positive encouragement to another human being. This person may be a workout buddy, neighbor, co-worker, friend, family member, stranger, etc.
It matters not who you encourage. It only matters that you do.
In order to stay healthy, and happy, it’s important to help others.
Scientists who study genetics and molecular biology of cancer and other chronic diseases have recently made some interesting discoveries:
* Loneliness and feeling alienated from other people triggers our cells to produce inflammation and suppress our immune system.
* Social connections do the opposite. Strong relationships and helping other people strengthens our bodies.
In a nutshell, helping others and feeling like you’re making a positive impact for the greater good contributes to overall health and well-being.
Fitness, strength, and health are a shared goal.
Some ideas to help you become a lean, healthy, and happy machine:
- When your co-worker makes the claim that she needs to eat healthier, encourage her to eat an extra helping of vegetables each day.
- That buddy of yours who is going to start working out on Monday… make a plan to meet him at the gym and do something together, today.
- The next time your friend says she’s going to stop drinking those sugar-filled sodas and you meet for lunch, order water for BOTH of you, and let her know that you are also trying to do better.
We all know that staying on the healthy lifestyle track has its challenges. When we encourage others, we do better ourselves. How cool is that?
Many of you in my Inkwell community have been practicing powerful habits for quite a long time. When you consider how you may have felt a couple years ago compared to now, you know that the choices you make today DO matter.
I am with you every step of the way. Some days go better than others. However it goes, I know that we are doing our best TOGETHER!
If you’re reading this and feel as though you’re struggling all by your lonesome, send me an email. I’m here to help. My health depends on it too.
“Make a lean body a ‘side effect’ of your life in three ways: Understand who you are and what is truly, deeply important to you; Honour your body with meaningful choices; Focus on the quality of the journey.”—Ryan Andrews