Most of us eat meals with others, work with others and live with others. So trying to tackle our summer health goals in isolation doesn’t make much sense. That’s where fitness tribes come in; a fitness tribe is simply two or more people who team up in any way, shape or form to engage in healthy behavior, build healthy habits or achieve a healthy goal together.
When you harness the power of those around you who are motivated to make healthy choices – friends, family, co-workers, etc. – you’re more likely to make smart food and exercise choices, too. The data bears this out: Users of MyFitnessPal (available as a smartphone app or online) who have 10 or more friends using the program lose an average of four times as much weight compared with those who haven’t connected with friends.
The most successful fitness tribes have four key ingredients:Shared goals: Shared values and tactics: