Via BlueZones.com: By Jacob Taylor, PhD Student at the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford; Emma Cohen, associate professor at the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford; and Arran Davis, PhD Student at the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford
So, we’ve often heard it’s easier to exercise with a group or partner rather than alone. Well, there is plenty of real data that suggests this isn’t just a preference, but actually BOOSTS performance. It’s interesting how our internal voice and preferences often have a sourced scientific reason for “WHY.”
On the top of exercising in groups, this BlueZones.com article states:
"After warming up either synchronously or non-synchronously in pairs, we had athletes perform a strenuous sprint test on their own. On average, athletes who warmed up in sync with others were nearly seven seconds faster – a competitively meaningful increase in performance for a test that usually takes about four minutes. This result provides a basis for the wisdom that a highly bonded team is a better performing team."
Check out the whole article here: https://www.bluezones.com/2021/04/exercising-together-boosts-performance-and-builds-community-cohesion/
Go get that fresh air and exercise with a group today!