RadioMD: Train Your Body
RadioMD: Train Your Body

Weight Loss Frenemies: Why You Need Support for a Healthy Lifestyle

June 2, 20159 min
Why is support so important when adapting a healthier lifestyle?Social support is an under-appreciated key to successfully losing weight or adopting an exercise program. Having supportive family, friends, and co-workers is a sort of "secret weapon."All too often, however, people trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle encounter a lack of support that ranges from others simply not being helpful to individuals interfering, consciously or unconsciously, with the behavior change. In some cases, it can feel like sabotage. Remarkably, this can come from the people you would least expect: family members and friends.Learning to deal with these "frenemies" is essential to success.Listen in as Brian Parr, PhD, shares why social support is crucial for losing weight, as well as specific ideas for developing supportive relationships.

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