Keep Exercise Going with a Little Help from Your Friends


We’ve all been there.  One day we’re full of motivation to move our bodies so that we can be healthy.  The next day, well, life has derailed us.  How can we get back on track and stay there?

A recent study conducted by Stanford University, and reported in the Wall Street Journal, found that minimal social support, as little as a monthly phone call reminding people to exercise, was enough to sustain their fitness efforts over many months.  Read more about it in this month’s FitBriefing “Getting Support for Long-Term Weight Loss Success” and read our three tips getting help to keep your fitness program in motion.

Just one more reason friends are grand!

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Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD

If you’re looking for an embodiment of dedication disguised as obsession, look no further. Marsha is a registered dietitian who has spent the last four decades working to help women give up dieting rules and understand how to truly take care of themselves. Her mission in life is to help women learn to enjoy eating and living well, without worries about their weight. She encourages women to embrace their love of food, which you might call being a foodie. If so, it’s appropriate because being a foodie means you pay attention when you eat. That’s a recipe made in heaven for eating well. Marsha is the President and Co-Owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run.

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