Many of us are aware of the benefits that come with getting 30 minutes of exercise daily, such as reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Research also shows that exercise can improve mood, sharpen our memory and increases our muscle and bone strength.2
What if I told you that exercising with a partner or friend comes with even more benefits? Read below for a few reasons why you should invite a friend to your next workout.
If you start feeling unusual aches or pains after exercise, make sure to schedule a free assessment at a nearby Athletico clinic. Our team will take a look at your injury and recommend treatment options to help you heal and get back in the gym with your workout partner as soon as possible.
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1. Elmagd, Mohammed Abou. “Benefits, Need and Importance of Daily Exercise.” International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health, 8 Aug. 2016, www.kheljournal.com/archives/2016/vol3issue5/PartA/3-4-55-201.pdf.
2. Richards J, Jiang X, Kelly P, Chau J, Bauman A, Ding D. Don’t worry, be happy: cross-sectional associations between physical activity and happiness in 15 European countries. BMC Public Health. 2015;15:53. doi:10.1186/s12889-015-1391-4.