Grouping up!

Exercising with a friend or as part of a group is tremendous fun! It instills camaraderie and the group spirit is a huge motivator and challenger. If you are feeling down or need to pump up your workout to a new level, these members will be the ones to stand by you. And I speak from experience. I was able to increase my cycling distance only when I went along with a friend – I know I would have found ‘n’ number of excuses to return… road too bumpy/road is slippery; excessive traffic/ too lonely; too sunny/ impending rain… Sounds familiar??

When we exercise the Happy Hormones (Endorphins) are released in our brain. It makes us feel… well, happy, and its the urge to experience this post-exercise happiness that gets us to exercise again and again and again… It goes without saying that such happiness in highly contagious! 

A happy frame of mind will make us more productive in our work and improve our general well being. Group exercises done as therapy work like magic especially for elders suffering from knee pain or backaches. 

Next time you feel low you know what to do! Just go out and burn some calories along with your friends.

Disclaimer: All
suggestions are general in nature. Readers are advised to exercise
caution before implementing them and seek expert advise about what is
suitable for their specific needs.

8 Replies to “Grouping up!”

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    I know I work harder when I work with someone. It's a lot harder to make excuses to quit when I've got a workout partner. On the other hand, though, I'm reluctant to workout with someone else because I'm so out of shape and I don't want them to judge me.

    AJ's AtoZ wHooligan
    Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

  2. Your exercise partner will never judge you TaMara. Dont hesitate,if you enjoy it do continue working out. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

  3. Yes, I'm all for groups. Everything is easier when with friends. Whatever your interest is then you should always join a group – great friendships are also formed this way.

  4. Next time you feel low you know what to do! Just go out and burn some calories along with your friends. – Ill definetely remember this!

  5. I totally enjoy having a workout buddy – it makes it an enjoyable chore. But at times I have found it to drag me – like I had a buddy who was more interested on the "trainer" than in working out

  6. @Vinitha: Haha!! Yeah, thats one of the 'hazards' of working out in a group. I found that some ladies I had joined up with were more interested in gossiping. 🙁
    Thanks for stopping by.

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