Friends can be a key part to your exercise program. Friends help you stick with your goals, and it is often more fun to workout with friend. There are two main reasons to exercise with friends.
When you plan to meet a friend at the gym, you are much more likely to show up for the workout than if you were planning to go alone. Friends help hold you accountable. Friends can help push you to your limits during your training and encourage you during your competitions. They help you stick with your exercise routine and reach your goals.
#2. It’s Therapeutic
Working out with friends gives you the benefits of social connection and laughter. When you are working out with friends you often share some good laughs.
Laughter reduces the level of stress hormones like cortisol, epinephrine (adrenaline),dopamine and growth hormone. It also increases the level of health-enhancing hormones like endorphins. Laughter increases the number of antibody-producing cells we have working for us, and enhances the effectiveness of T cells. All this means a stronger immune system, as well as fewer physical effects of stress.
Join an exercise group or team and enjoy the benefits of working out with friends.
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