Monday, December 17, 2012

To Get More Fit, Find a Stronger Workout Partner

What would it take to get you to regularly exercise longer than you do now?

New research suggests that you might just need a virtual buddy who you think is stronger than you.

A small study of female college students suggests that competing against a teammate or virtual partner helps people ramp up their exercise more effectively than if they worked out alone.

The study also found that even though participants who were paired with a strong workout partner exercised much longer, they didn't feel any more tired after the fitness bout than did people who exercised alone for a shorter period of time.

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