Ok, since we got on a negative kick about the irritating people at the gym, it started me thinking about how one could be helpful. Ironmom and others gave some suggestions but I wanted to pose the question: How do you help people make this healthy lifestyle stick? It's like trying to get the people in your office to take a stake in the outcome of the organization. People have to get it.
We can't all be type-A triathlete types who spend hours at the gym. I didn't really get it until I found triathlons. Many of us discovered (or re-discovered) this lifstyle later in life so I'm sure we all have lots of good advice to share.
So here's my bottom line question: what quick advice would you give to people trying to be healthy, lose weight, or get in shape to keep them motivated?