At this point in our lives, we all know the basic benefits of establishing a healthy fitness and nutrition routine. Just to keep it fresh in your mind, some benefits include:
And many more! So why, then, is it so hard to establish a routine and what can you do to help get started with one? I'm so glad you asked!
There are a number of reasons why it's hard to establish a wellness routine but one that I find to be especially true is SUPPORT! We humans like to be supported in the tasks that we do, especially when it comes to health. Could you imagine running a 5k or a marathon with no spectators cheering you on and nobody at the finish line putting a medal around your neck? It would be so boring and you likely would rethink your next race. Having the support of a group of people or even just one person can exponentially increase your success in achieving your wellness goals.
Nothing is more supportive then going through a group challenge with, well, a group. One HUGE benefit of a group challenge is that healthy actions of others rub off on us! This is actually supported by research in that if someone is working hard (or we perceive they are working hard) we will increase our own efforts. Think about it. If you go out to eat with friends and they all order side salads with their meal, you are more likely to order one too. If everyone orders fries, you are more likely to order fries. This doesn't hold true every time, but on average, who we surround ourselves with impacts our health, either positively or negatively. Here are some additional benefits of doing a group challenge:
Of course I wouldn't bring all of these benefits up and then leave you hanging. We have a group program starting on July 6th called the Cinch Wellness Challenge! This 30 day challenge includes:
Some days will be a breeze, others will take more intention. All will help you build healthy habits into your routine. Sign up ASAP so you don't miss out! Starts JULY 6th!!! See you there!