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Are Your Relationships Helping
or Hurting Your Health?
by Marilyn beidler, C.N.
Doctors aren't the only peo-
ple who have a powerful ef-
fect on our health. This is true
because, as much as
we "mature adults"
would like to think
we're immune to peer
pressure, our friends
and relatives strongly
influence our health-
related behaviors.
According to one
m u c h - p u b l i c i z e d
study, people whose
friends are overweight
are much more like-
ly to become over-
weight themselves. The study,
which was published in 2007
in the New England Journal of
Medicine, analyzed the social
networks of over 12,000 people
over a period of 32 years.
The researchers concluded
that a person's risk of becoming
obese increased by 57 percent
if he or she had an obese friend.
If that friendship was particu-
larly close, the risk of becoming
obese was 171 percent higher.
There are at least three likely
explanations for this cause-and-
effect relationship. The first is
that most of us decide what is
normal by looking at the people
around us. If the people around
us are overweight, we are less
likely to perceive being over-
weight as a problem.
The second explanation is
that our self-image is shaped by
the people with whom we as-
sociate. If we spend time with
people who "Live fast and die
young," we're likely to adopt the
same careless attitude toward
our own bodies. By the same
token, if most of our friends are
health-conscious, we'll prob-
ably start perceiving ourselves
as health-conscious, too.
In turn, our self-
image has a major
influence on our be-
havior. Many peo-
ple, after repeatedly
failing to kick a bad
habit, finally succeed
when they adopt a
new self-image that
is incompatible with
that habit.
The third explana-
tion is that we tend to
engage in the same
activities as the people we spend
most of our time with. So if our
friends are weekend athletes,
we might tag along on a hike to
avoid being left out. If, on the
other hand, our friends would
rather eat chips in front of the
TV, it's a lot easier to join in than
to go for a solitary bike ride.
The point is that relationships
can either work for or against
your efforts to build a healthy
lifestyle. The more your friends,
relatives, and even acquain-
tances adopt healthy behaviors,
the easier it will be for you to
practice those healthy behaviors
yourself -- and to let go of nega-
tive habits that are holding you
back.
As a first step, try to evalu-
ate your relationships with an
open mind. Make a list of all
the people in your life, then sort
these people into three groups,
depending on whether their ef-
fect on your health is positive,
negative, or neutral.
For example, if you're trying
to give up tobacco, your chain-
smoking roommate is a very
negative influence. On the oth-
er hand, award a positive rating
to your workout buddy, whose
good cheer and persistence
keep you on track, even when
it's raining out and you'd rather
stay in bed. Then there's your co-
worker, Sue, who rates a neutral.
(She keeps a jar of candy on her
desk, but luckily it's a flavor you
hate.)
Okay, time's up. Now let's see
how you did. If you rated most
of your relationships as positive,
congratulate yourself for build-
ing a healthy support network.
If your relationships are not so
positive, think of this as a wake-
up call to seek out new, health-
supportive relationships.
But what about your Aunt
Caroline, whose holiday dinners
are a dieter's minefield? And
what about your college buddy,
Bob, who left school a decade
ago, but still hasn't outgrown fast
food and hard liquor?
The good news is that your
social network doesn't have to
be perfect. As long as you have
enough support and you're com-
fortable being assertive, you can
make healthy choices without
having to get a whole new set
of friends.
Marilyn beidler is a holistic health
coach and the author of Everyday
Wellness: Fifty simple steps to life-
long health. To download her free e-
book, nine Common health mistakes,
visit www.lajollahealthcoach.com/AE.
You can also reach Marilyn by calling
(858) 429-5750 or e-mailing marilyn@
lajollahealth.coach.com
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