We all know that companionship is good for our health. But we’re just finding out that this is doubly true when it comes to exercise. Recent studies suggest that working out with a partner helps you lose weight and keep it off – not to mention improves performance and reduces stress more effectively than working out alone.
With work schedules and family commitments, it can be hard to find a work buddy who shares your fitness goals. So we’ve bookmarked a few websites that make this task infinitely easier.
Meetup.com is perhaps the most well known. This network of self-organized groups offers a myriad of workout groups in cities both large and small – think hiking, walking, jogging, biking, kayaking, yoga, tai chi, and more. Best of all, it’s free to join, and most events are free as well. If you’d rather not work out in a group, choose a website that can pair you up directly with a partner in your area. ExerciseFriends.com and FitnessSingles.com can help you find workout buddies and even fitness dates.
The only downside? You’ll no longer have any excuse not to wake up early, pack your yoga gear, and go!
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