It's Who You Hang Around With

This week, we posted some tips on how to network with others, based on the idea that it's who you know. Well, as you're building your network of friends and ties, think about this: when it comes to your health, does who you hang around with matter? 

The Longevity Project recently suggested that:

"The groups you associate with often determine the type of person you become. For people who want improved health, association with other healthy people is usually the strongest and most direct path of change."

So, let's ask this: are you doing everything you can to stay healthy (eating the right things, hitting the gym, taking time out to destress, etc.) yet still find yourself slipping up some of the time? Maybe it's about running around with a group committed to healthy living for a little motivation. Or, hm, maybe it's not. Could just be great will power and genes. Whatever the reason, do you think that associating with groups you surround yourself determines the kind of person you'll become or want to be? Or do you think there's more to a healthy lifestyle than just this?

Sound off and let us know what you think the keys to committing to a healthy lifestyle are!

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