08 April 2014

Grouping up!

Exercising with a friend or as part of a group is tremendous fun! It instills camaraderie and the group spirit is a huge motivator and challenger. If you are feeling down or need to pump up your workout to a new level, these members will be the ones to stand by you. And I speak from experience. I was able to increase my cycling distance only when I went along with a friend - I know I would have found 'n' number of excuses to return... road too bumpy/road is slippery; excessive traffic/ too lonely; too sunny/ impending rain... Sounds familiar??
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When we exercise the Happy Hormones (Endorphins) are released in our brain. It makes us feel... well, happy, and its the urge to experience this post-exercise happiness that gets us to exercise again and again and again... It goes without saying that such happiness in highly contagious! 

A happy frame of mind will make us more productive in our work and improve our general well being. Group exercises done as therapy work like magic especially for elders suffering from knee pain or backaches. 


Next time you feel low you know what to do! Just go out and burn some calories along with your friends.
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Cheers!

Disclaimer: All suggestions are general in nature. Readers are advised to exercise caution before implementing them and seek expert advise about what is suitable for their specific needs.

8 comments:

TaMara Sloan said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!

I know I work harder when I work with someone. It's a lot harder to make excuses to quit when I've got a workout partner. On the other hand, though, I'm reluctant to workout with someone else because I'm so out of shape and I don't want them to judge me.

TaMara
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Archana said...

Your exercise partner will never judge you TaMara. Dont hesitate,if you enjoy it do continue working out. Thanks for dropping by. :)

Fanny Barnes Thornton said...

Yes, I'm all for groups. Everything is easier when with friends. Whatever your interest is then you should always join a group - great friendships are also formed this way.

Archana said...

Thanks Fanny! Thats so true. ;)

Mina Menon said...

Next time you feel low you know what to do! Just go out and burn some calories along with your friends. - Ill definetely remember this!

Vinitha said...

I totally enjoy having a workout buddy - it makes it an enjoyable chore. But at times I have found it to drag me - like I had a buddy who was more interested on the "trainer" than in working out

Archana said...

Thank you Mina.

Archana said...

@Vinitha: Haha!! Yeah, thats one of the 'hazards' of working out in a group. I found that some ladies I had joined up with were more interested in gossiping. :(
Thanks for stopping by.