Is being overweight or obese contagious? Are your friends making you fat?
Overweight and obesity can be considered “socially contagious” because the experts believe it’s a case of birds of a feather…. feel better together (even when they’re overweight or obese).
Right from childhood to golden years of our life, our friends define who we are and we choose who are friends are, and thus, ultimately we define ourselves.
Chances are you will eat & drink what your friends eat & drink!
If your friends eat healthy, you will make better food choices.
If your nutrition habits are contagious, is exercise as well? Absolutely! If your friends are active, then some of those exercise vibes will enter into you too.
If everyone around you is unhealthy, & overweight, then it may be tougher, but not impossible. The best thing you can do is tell everyone that your goal is to get healthy and fit.True friends will want you to be healthy and happy and will support your health goals.
Be the best influence you can be, if you eat healthily and exercise, you will inspire others to do the same! Be their inspiration!