In order to stay connected, AJ Hammond meets with at least one of his friends every week. • His advice? “Make sure to check in with your friends regularly.” • Research shows that friends can influence health-related behaviors through peer pressure that values healthy eating, exercise, taking prescriptions and going to doctor’s appointments.
After relocating from Nashville, Kim Drummond got involved with local revitalization through the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce and Cultural Foundation. • Her advice? “Find someone to admire in your community, and join their effort.” • Creating professional relationships is important, and joining a group provides a sense of security and trust.
Business owner and Mayor Cathy Goings finds walking with a friend makes exercise easier to fit walking into her busy schedule. • Her advice? “Find a friend to walk with on the Mayor’s Fitness Trail.” • Social connection is crucial to well-being. Loneliness can have serious health consequences similar to high blood pressure, lack of […]
After a back injury, personal trainer and business owner Melissa Robbins decided to focus on her own health and learned the importance of taking care of herself. • Her advice? “Strengthen your relationships and surround yourself with a strong tribe of friends and family.” • According to Mental Health America, friends can support you in […]