Research suggests that working out with a friend may be good for you after all.
A study published in Nature Communications revealed that friends, especially women, have significant influence when it comes to a person’s exercise routine. Sinan Aral and Christos Nicolaides gathered information from 1.1 million exercise trackers over the course of five years and found out that it ignites a competitive streak among us, seeing our friends run farther and achieve a little more in terms of exercise.
Apart from this, here are more reasons to work out with your best pal.
You can share and compare your progress.
Sharing your workout experience with someone who’s been there or just starting out is a fulfilling experience. Plus, it’s less risky than oversharing on social media. Each person has his or her own sets of strengths and weaknesses and having someone to compare them with can help you improve.
It will inspire you to work harder.
A study conducted by researchers from the University of Aberdeen found out that people who worked out with partners received more than just practical support, as they also received emotional support and encouragement.
It can encourage you to come out of your comfort zone.
Say you heard about the Zumba or yoga class offered on the other side of town. While going to these things alone and the idea of socializing with new people may scare you, bringing along a friend can calm your nerves.
Getting fitter is more than just exercise. At The Fitter Female, we will provide you and your friends with a personalized training system that not only encourages you to be fitter through working out, but also enables you to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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