Dating for fit healthy people

“Most people are in denial about their health,” says fitness-industry icon Richard Simmons. Fear of failure.” But what we’d be better off being afraid of, he says, is what will happen if we exercise.

Bonus: Research shows that shared activity builds attraction.

“Consider trading just 30 minutes of that low-value television time for exercise,” he says.

“My guess is you won’t miss it.” When you do watch TV, make the most of it.

For example, anytime you catch yourself thinking, “I am too busy to work out,” rephrase the thought in more positive, empowering terms, such as, “I choose to make myself a priority.” Or, “I do have time to be healthy.” Or, “I am willing to do something active today.” Over time, those positive thought patterns will elbow out the negative ones, helping you to see your available choices more clearly.

Dinner and a movie is so cliché, says Shannon Hammer, motivational speaker and author of T (Fairview Press, 2010).

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