Power of Positive People…

Do we spend enough time with the right people? We tend to emphasize exercise as a basic means of fitness but research is showing that surrounding ourselves with the right people has a lot to do with our well being. The company we keep can have a tremendous influence on obesity, depression, anxiety and exercise. Friends can exert a more positive influence on you then any diet if weight loss is your goal. Okinawa is one of the regions of the world where people live the longest. Their diet has been studied and has shown to be one of the healthiest along with the Mediterranean Diet. But is it just diet? Groups of five women in Japan form what is known as a Moai for life. These five people support each other physically, emotionally and even financially for as long as they live. Dan Buettner a major contributor to National Geographic has spent time studying this group idea. He has tried to encourage this concept here in America. Looking at the world as having a glass half full makes one appreciative of what they have as opposed to looking at what is missing in their lives.