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31st Oct 2017

Working Out With Other People Is Actually Better For You Than Flying Solo


If you’re looking to avoid the Winter bod this year, gather up your squad because experts have said that it’s better for you to work out in groups or pairs than alone.

The Daily Express published findings that showed exercising in a group helps to reduce stress, improve mental, physical and emotional well-being.

The research was carried out by Dr Dayna Yorks and her team from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The results showed that working out in a group reduces stress by 26% compared to those who work out alone.

People who exercise on their own tend to work out for twice as long as with others, and do not experience any noticeable changes in their daily stress levels.

She said: “The communal benefits of coming together with friends and colleagues, and doing something difficult, while encouraging one another, pays dividends beyond exercising alone.

“The findings support the concept of a mental, physical and emotional approach to health that is necessary for student doctors and physicians.”

So not only does exercising help boost your mood and get fitter, but working out together will give you even more benefits! 

Mates + weights = the magic formula. 

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