87. Get a Buddy

Do your healthy thing with a pal or partner. Camaraderie, connection and accountability go a long way toward creating long-term success.


A Strong, Flexible Bond

Pilar Gerasimo shares her perspectives on the ever-changing roles in fitness-buddy relationships.




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A Manifesto for Thriving in a Mixed-Up World

We’re living in a society that is wired up to make us sick, overweight, depressed and stressed out.We can change this mixed-up reality.We can reclaim our well-being and create a better, more blissful world.




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Active Life

This Texas-based organization is on a mission to “make healthy normal.”




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“The Hidden Influence of Social Networks”

Nicholas Christakis offers insights on how our lifestyle choices can impact those around us.




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10 Tips for Making the Most of Your Training Sessions

We asked some top PTs what they wish more of their clients would do in the name of great fitness outcomes. Here’s what they said.




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Partners in Grime

Gritty, military-inspired team adventures push your mental and physical limits. They may also redefine your idea of fun.




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Buddy System: Naddir Eldeeb’s Success Story

How a determined friend helped one man lose 225 pounds and reclaim his sense of self.




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Group Effort

The best fitness classes don’t just offer physical challenge. They serve up support, community and loads of motivation. But how can you tell a great class from a merely good one. Here are the four factors that matter most . . . 




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A Healthy Kind of Contagious

You’ve heard by now that you can “catch” obesity from your friends, family — even distant acquaintances. But you may have missed the flip side of that story: Good health and fitness are catching, too.




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