Together We Are Stronger

Together We Are Stronger | NatraCure
We've all seen it happen: finding the motivation to actually make it to 6 a.m. boot-camp with a friend; nailing the last round of squats when you see those around you powering through; or pushing yourself to shave time off your personal record when you run a 5k race. There is something to be said about the power of working out in a group — but what is it about exercising with others that motivates us?
When it comes to workouts, there’s some truth to the old adage, “There’s strength in numbers.” One study found that 95 percent of those who started a weight-loss program with friends completed the program.

Research shows that the healthy actions of others rub off on us. A study published in the Journal of Social Sciences found that participants gravitate towards the exercise behaviors of those around them. While a 2016 study published in the journal Obesity found that overweight people tend to lose more weight if they spend time with their fit friends — the more time they spend together, the more weight they lose.
Which makes a pretty strong argument for making your workouts communal. But it’s just one of many reasons why it may be easier (& more enjoyable) to get fit in a pack.
What all this really adds up to is this: that together we are stronger. Getting your community or tribe together & creating a weekly workout isn't just a way to get healthier, but also a way to spend time with your community. Joining a group like November Project or starting your own can be a great way to meet your neighbors and create fun, healthy & inclusive bonding activities!