Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tip # 3: Exercise With A Friend

Studies have shown that it is easier to have positive results in any new endeavor when you do it with a partner. According to www.sharecare.com, in an interesting study from Indiana University’s Department of Kinesiology, researchers found that spouses who worked out with their partners had a dropout rate of only 6.3 percent compared with spouses who worked out without their partners. The “single” exercising group had an astounding 43 percent dropout rate. Therefore, exercising with a partner benefits the mind, body, and spirit, and can lead to more satisfaction and success in your exercise and weight loss efforts.

This is especially important for us Midwesterners and residents of the Southern US, as studies have found that those who live in the Pacific states are most likely to exercise on an average day (20%). 18% of people in New England and the Mountain states exercise on an average day, followed by 16% of residents of the Mid-Atlantic and North Central states, 15% of those who live in the South Atlantic region and 13% of those who live in the South Central United States. http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2008/sports/data.htm

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