(HealthDay News) -- If you're toning up or striving to lose a few extra pounds, working out with a partner or friend can make the job easier and more fun.
The American Council on Exercise offers these suggestions:
- Have a heart-to-heart conversation with a loved one or friend, explaining your goals and asking for help.
- Find someone to encourage you in all areas of your life, to applaud your efforts and to motivate you.
- Join a support group if you need support outside your circle of friends and loved ones.
- If someone is standing in your way, discuss your plan and be prepared to handle any challenges.