Couch to 5K: Social connections improve motivationPublished 8:29am Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Getting organized and setting personal goals are certainly great ways to stay motivated when exercising but did you ever think that social connections could also provide that spark to keep you committed to fitness?
Planning to exercise with a partner helps you reach another level of accountability and goal achievement that you may not have been able to attain on your own. In the process you might just meet someone new or strengthen a current relationship.
All of us need other people in our lives in order to be well and thrive. The fact is we feel better just being around other people and we need close relationships in order to be happy.
By engaging a friend, spouse, family member, neighbor in your fitness routine you can not only increase your likelihood of staying on track you will benefit emotionally and socially.
There are days we just don’t feel like exercises but by including a partner in your exercise routine you can push through those challenging times.
The couch to 5k MOVEment project is committed to offering opportunities for you to train in a group setting and at your own pace. Come to one of the many scheduled walking or running groups and who knows as you commit to fitness you just might make an additional friend. To find a walking or running group go to: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fergus-Falls-Gets-Off-The-Couch/273854129388219.