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Working out in groups will help you stick to your fitness goals

Agencies | Health.India.com | June 13, 2018

People are more likely to stick to their fitness goals if they workout in groups, according to a study published in the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. The study was published after Anglia Ruskin University conducted a research on 18 physically healthy adults walking in groups and compared them to those who either walk alone or do not walk. The results showed that those who conducted workout sessions in the group continued with it even after six months. The World Health Organization also recommends that adults must undertake 150 minutes of moderate aerobic physical activity per week. Professor Catherine Meads of Anglia Ruskin University said, “Walking in groups is a safe and inexpensive intervention that can be delivered easily and successfully in the community.

Make a group of friends and take off for the hills every weekend for a few hours. You can climb your way up and have a picnic and play a few games. It’s not only a chance to exercise but to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Nowadays, there are many adventure groups who organize bi-weekly camping or trekking trips. Before you know it, you’ll be addicted. Here are 8 ways to make your exercise fun and lose weight. 

The reason routines get boring is because, well they are routines! The moment you start feeling an obligation to do something, you don’t want to do it anymore. So keep it short. For instance, if you are planning to enrol for a swim class make it a monthly membership and not quarterly. The same goes for a dance class. Rather than enrol directly, take a demo class and see if it’s something you would want to do for the next few months. If you feel like you’ve had swimming, switch to something new, like horseback riding! If you keep changing your options, you’ll never fall in a rut. Here’s how you can stay fit when on a vacation. 

With inputs from ANI

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Published: January 30, 2018 10:26 am


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