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Choose Your Friends Wisely

There is plenty of evidence that suggests that we are often times the average of the people we spend the most time with. Be sure to cultivate friendships with people who are interested in being active, fit or trying to lose weight also. If the friends you have now don’t support the lifestyle you are trying to achieve, it may be time to add some new people to boost your average. Check out these common pros and cons of working out with a friend.
1. Making gym time more social helps boost the fun factor, and time doesn’t drag as much as it can when you’re solo.
2. If you have a regular plan to meet up at lunch or after work, you’ll be less likely to bag it-you don’t want to come off as a slacker or leave her on her own to get hit on by creepers in the weight room, right?
3. Make sure your friend and you are more or less at the same fitness level, so you can motivate each other. If you are more accomplished than your friend, you may feel bad and end up ditching your goals anyway.
4. Think about your personality and the kind of environment where you do your best work. If you kick butt in a team situation, a workout buddy will do you well. But if you’re more the solo type who only gets going after hours when you’re alone and sans distractions, that might be your ideal workout situation.

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