We know that regular physical activity, eating less, consuming a healthier diet, eating more plant-based foods, and limiting alcohol, can all have a positive impact on mental health and living a healthier and happier life.
BUT… there is one factor that has been discovered in the past few years that has an equally significant impact on the quality of one’s life.
Dan Buettner, author and founder of Blue Zones believes, “friends can exert a measurable and ongoing influence on your health behaviors in a way that a diet never can… I argue that the most powerful thing you can do to add healthy years is to curate your immediate social network.”
While social isolation is associated with higher rates and higher risks factors for mental illnesses…ties to the community, correlates with lower rates and lower risk factors for mental illness.
As a fitness professional, you have the ability to create a community to foster stronger relationships with your clients and their friends and families through health and fitness.
Whether you work at a gym, own your own studio, or travel to clients’ homes for training sessions, you can put together events that will allow your clients to interact with each other and grow their community with like-minded individuals who are trying to improve their health and fitness.
By purchasing the "FitBit - Connect Your Clients to Create a Fitness Community" you will receive the complete FitBit article and FitBit Exam in your IFPA Course Library. This FitBit is worth 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit).