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The Best Way To Stay Motivated To Work Out During The Week

Want to stay motivated and active during the week? Grab a buddy.

Fitness expert Nicole Glor shared some wisdom with HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on staying committed to fitness.

"I heard a quote once that said, 'You’re the average of the five people you hang out with the most,'" Glor said, later adding, "So, if you can surround yourself with people who help your emotional, your physical, your mental well-being, that is a good way to motivate."

Even if you don't feel like breaking a sweat, grabbing a buddy or taking a group class can help you "get energy from other people," she said.

Larissa Mercado-López, an assistant professor of women's studies at the California State University At Fresno, said it's especially important to do things collectively for women.

"I study mostly women of color, and that's been really key in improving their health ... forming a community around activities," Mercado-López said.

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