How can excercising with a friend be helpful?

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Exercising with a friend ‘helps to lose more weight’

Exercising with a friend is better than going to the gym alone because the competition helps people lose weight, according to a new study.

Dr. Larry Cheskin of Johns Hopkins Medicine answered:

Exercising with a friend comes with a side benefit: you’ll be more likely to do it. If not, you will be disappointing someone else by breaking the appointment. This is a form of accountability, and a good way to remember and carry through on your commitment to enhance your fitness and your health.

Also, exercising with a friend can provide distraction and good company for what might otherwise be a more boring task.  Depending on the relationship and relative level of exercise ability of you and your friend, there can also be the benefit of support, encouragement, and even a little healthy competition!

With that answer, why don’t you call a friend you haven’t seen for a long time and kick off your summer workout with Aimee and Darlene on Memorial Day at the Kick your Shoes off Zumba party at Studio 138?  If you haven’t been to the studio before, your first class is free.

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