Helping a Friend to Be a Fitter Person
You may have been getting fit for some time now, and are doing pretty well. A friend may have seen you transform, and is now interested in doing it for herself. What do you do? Luckily, this article has some answers for you. When a friend wants your help to get fit, here are some tips you can use to make sure that happens.
The first thing you need to do in order to help your friend to get fit is find out what her or his goals are. Is she trying to lose weight? Does she want to be healthier? Is she trying to tackle some health issues that are affected by poor fitness? When you know why she wants to lose weight, and what kind of goals she has, it will help you to help her come up with a plan.
Once you both have gotten a plan in place, make sure she sticks to it. It’s hard sometimes to get someone to do something, but if your friend has sought out your help, you need to do what you can to help her stay with it. It might mean something as simple as calling her on the phone to make sure that she is getting her workout. It might mean that you go with her to exercise. Keeping her accountable will help her to meet her goals.
Help her to eat better. A lot of the time, people don’t realize that their eating habits are what is holding them back. Go through her kitchen if she’ll let you, or otherwise talk to her about what a typical day of eating is. Talk to her about healthier options, and tell her what kinds of foods she should avoid and what kinds of meals she should be eating. If you can, prepare some healthy food for her, to show her that she doesn’t need to eat junk to have a delicious meal.
Be a good listener. If your friend is just starting to get fit, she may be dealing with some high levels of stress and may not know if she can do it. Everyone experiences setbacks, but it is your responsibility as a friend to listen and to give her the support she needs. Help her solve some of her fitness related problems if you can. She will appreciate it.
Be patient. It can be frustrating if you see your friend eating junk food or skipping workouts. Just remember that everyone does things in their own time, and just continue to be available when you can.
In some ways, getting a friend to be fit is harder to do than it is to get yourself fit. That is why you need to make sure you use the tips in this article to make sure that you do the best you can to keep your friend motivated to keep going. Make sure they know you are there for them and that you’re there for them until they make it!