One of the best gifts you can give a family member, friend or colleague is helping them improve their physical, mental and social wellbeing.
A great approach to improving all these is taking part in social physical activity (SPA). Everyone has some level of fitness and it is important to maintain or improve it and not to lose it. Social physical activity, especially outdoors, has been shown in numerous studies to improve physical, mental and social wellbeing.
It is important that people feel good about themselves, understanding ‘why’ they are taking part, how it helps themselves and how that leads to an improvement in their network of friends, the local community and society; https://ca20.black/2021/09/25/3-degrees-of-influence/
Encouraging the taking part, supporting progress, listening to newly learned knowledge and purpose, all help people feel good about themselves, improving self esteem and confidence.
The best way to encourage taking part is to do it together. It is tough to get started and you will be glad that you did it. Be a great mate and take a friend to a physical activity session.