Social Aspect Of Fitness
BY: Ryan Turner
The physical benefits of exercising entail many different dimensions that contribute to our overall health. Daily physical fitness creates better wellness. This includes reducing the risk of heart disease, lowering blood pressure and most importantly, helping to live a fit healthy lifestyle.
There are so many positive aspects to working out. Some people find it difficult to do it alone. Studies show that working out with a partner or joining a fitness class, gives each individual mutual support. Cedric Bryant, Chief Science Officer for The American Council on Exercise states “Individuals are more inclined to come to the sessions because of social interaction, but also to put forth better effort because of the group dynamic that occurs with others. A positive competition in a sense (LA Times).”
Having a workout partner has the potential to increase your performance. Having the perfect partner will maximize your strength. Your team mate will encourage you to push through those extra reps while making sure that you’re giving it your all.
Losing weight is one of the top reasons people go to the gym and start exercising. With this being said, some people may feel a little insecure to go to the gym by themselves. The social aspects of fitness helps to build friendships with people who share your same interest. It also builds courage and confidence. Group exercising increases the chances that most will complete strenuous diets that helps to prepare them for challenging workout routines.
Today gyms are becoming the meet up place for people to socialize while challenging themselves to change their style of living