Having No Friends Is Worse For You Than Smoking
More major reasons for our attention to connection:
Having no friends is worse for you than obesity. Friendship starts with connection. Attention to Connection is good for your health and your career. A lack of connection (friends) is worse for you than high blood pressure. Even if you are the most introverted loner in the world - you need connection if you want a healthy body and brain.
LifeLight Fitness helps people energize their bodies and brains, but it is the connections that form and strengthen at Lifelight that makes our community so strong and so successful.
One of our Lifelight values is “Attention to Connection.” We have ALWAYS known that connecting is important and Stanford researcher and author Emma Seppälähas got my back. In her article she shows that connection impacts not just your mood and your professional success, but your body as well.
It may sound crazy, but according to Seppälä and a documented study. "lack of social connection is a greater detriment to health than obesity, smoking and high blood pressure." That doesn’t mean you should start smoking and eating fried brownies every day - it means that you should value you and strengthen your connections everyday.
Wanna know why?
Strong connections help you live longer.
This documented study shows that "strong social connection leads to a 50 percent increased
chance of longevity." Lightsharing helps you live longer.
Feeling connected helps you ward off disease.
Attention on connection and being part of a positive-minded community boosts your immune system, Seppälä says, citing research that "shows that genes impacted by social connection also code for immune function and inflammation." Social connection, therefore, "helps us recover from disease faster."
Connected people are less likely to be depressed.
Anyone who has experienced loneliness
(so, just about everyone then) will intuitively understand the research findings that prove those who are more connected experience lower rates of depression and anxiety. Lightsharing alleviates depression and anxiety - that is why we do it!
Connected people are also nicer. So, Lifelighters are nicest!
According to the latest science, those who feel connected to others "have higher self-esteem, me empathy, are more trusting and cooperative and, as a true result, others are more open to trusting and cooperating with them." Essentially, connected people feel cheerful and chatty and this cheerfulness helps them connect with yet more people. This is Lightshare in Full-Force!
How do you accomplish fun levels of connections and Lightsharing?
Hang out with #Lifelight minded people and at places where “Everyone knows your name” - like Cheers. Take away the booze and add some burpees (tempting, right) and you have Lifelight Fitness.
Our #LifelightTribe is connected by a common journey and a common mission to get better, feel better and to Live better. Looking better is part of the deal too. Like I often say, when everyone in the room is focusing on a common goal with positive intentions we are ALL able to get there faster and with more smiles. When more than one person is striving towards the same goal everyone is more likely to stick with it and to achieve that goal. When others are sharing your struggle and celebrating your strengths success is inevitable. When people connect and sweat the odds of anyone stopping or quitting or giving decrease dramatically.
We are all connected.
Human beings are meant to be “part of.” We feel better when we belong. But not the kind of belonging where you have to act a certain way in order to fit in. This is fake and it does no good for anyone. All it takes is the power of your authentic whole self and the willingness to do your best and... BAM!! You belong at LifeLight Fitness - You get the feeling and joys of community just for being you! Just keep it real, Yo.
Meeting and connecting with every Lifelighter is joy come true! Keep in mind, one need not ever set foot in our facility to be a Lifelighter. All it takes is a Lifelight mindset. Understand your goals, your strengths and your challenges allows us to be a maximum service to you. Learning about your family and your kids and learn about your “why” leads to an authentic connection. With service and connection lives improve daily.
It is lovely to connect but even more than that I love to see coaches, staff and members connecting with one another organically. Lifelighters Unite!
Lifelight feels safer and more inspiring because of our attention to connection. So, focus on the solution of connection and your entire life will improve.
We are all connected. This is #Lightshare.