Tony’s Tip No.4 — Be a “sole” mate!
Go Walking with a Friend / Partner
I subscribe to a couple of online sites that send me short “tips” on health and fitness via email and/or text messages.
This one came in via text message from “Health Tips” on the Walgreens website:
Be a “sole” mate. A study found that people are 76% more likely to stay on a walking program if someone else is counting on them.
I can vouch for this one. Not for a “walking” program but for dancing. I am embarrassed to confess when I was doing line, Teams, and couples all at the same time that the line dance practices were the ones that I was most likely to ahem skip out on.
Because it was just me. But if I had to pick up the phone and cancel on someone then I was waaaaaaaaaaaay less likely to do that. The social commitment of having made an appointment to meet with someone or a group of someones kept me going to the practices.
See ya on the dance floor!
- Blog Archive – Posts about walking studies (walkertracker.com)
- The Best Walking Partner: Man vs. Dog (New York Times)
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