Work Out With a Partner to Get Moving

Work Out With a Partner to Get Moving

If you’ve fallen behind on exercise goals, you aren’t alone. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advises that American adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity each week. However, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that less than half of us meet that recommendation. If you are looking for a willpower boost to get you moving, it’s time to reach out to family, friends and even work colleagues and find a workout partner. Researchers have found that you are more likely to exercise – and exercise more – if you do it with another person. In fact, you are more likely to increase both the amount of time you exercise and your fitness levels. The Spouse Connection Previous studies have shown that people who are married tend to eat a healthier diet …

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