Your friends are either helping you strip the fat off or are helping you keep the fat on. One way or another it’s been scientifically captured that our friends have a profound influence on our health. That’s just it, who you surround yourself with will either help you in a positive or negative way.

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with”(Jim Rohn). Well it’s certainly true.

Successful people hang out with other successful people and criminals hang out with other criminals, it’s a mindset.

But in no way does this mean it always has to stay that way.

I’ve always kept this quote close to me, and you should too.

“You can’t soar with the eagles if you’re hanging around turkeys”

Like most parents, mine had a great judge for character when some of my friends would show up at the house. I’m sure you can relate. Gradually, I learned from this.

Happily, I also received on a few qualities from them that help me cut ties with people I didn’t wish to associate with, with ease.

Simply put, if you’re a happy person who seeks the most out of life, can think creatively, believes that health is wealth, is doing what it takes to chase your dreams, and remains humble, than you’re most likely a person that I’d spend my time with.

Here are a few questions to think about:

1. Have I achieved or am I on the path to achieve the most important things to me?

2. Of the five people I spend most of my time with, do they bring the best out in me?

3. Do those five people make me happy?

4. Do they challenge me to be something better? Maximizing my capabilities.

5. Do they support me?

6. Are they keeping me healthy?

Think about these questions and look around to see if you are in fact surrounding yourself with influential people that have your interest at heart.

The greatest asset we have as humans is the ability to change.

Dedicated to your health,

Carmen