Benefits of Exercising with a Group

By Patricia ZelmEmmart CHHC, AADP

To maximize your exercise goals consider exercising with a friend or finding a group. Doing so may be beneficial for your health.

A study done by the International Journal of Stress Management showed that the individuals were not only calmer, but also felt more benefits from their workout in a group more than if they worked out alone.

Another finding was that both men and women had a positive experience working with others, with men more so though. Men need the camaraderie and increased competition that exercising in a group gives.

Benefits of group exercising:

For those you may have friends who want to exercise together take them up on it, even if it’s only once or twice a week. If you don’t have such a group of friends, there are a few other places to find a group to get together with.

Here are a few ideas for you:

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