5 Ways To Help Your Spouse Eat Healthier—No Nagging Required! (Page 6)

5. Foster Healthy “Together” Time Activities

Instead of just eating together, we also try to exercise together. After dinner, instead of plopping down on the couch to watch TV, we take a walk around the neighborhood. It’s a small change but during our walk we talk about our days and go further than we would if we were walking alone. Social support can be a big factor in weight loss and maintenance. In a study published this year in the Journal of Obesity, researchers reported that among participants in a 6-month weight-loss program, those who joined with a friend lost significantly more weight (an average of 13 pounds vs. 8 pounds).

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