Fitness & friends

The buddy system. It’s as old as time, or just a little bit younger. There was Adam and Eve, Tom and Jerry, Thelma and Louise, Laverne and Shirley, Lewis and Clark. You hold hands crossing the street and workout together, right?

No, according to a new study in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. The study shows people tend to workout harder when they go it alone. But they also workout for a longer period of time when they’re with someone else. So I guess it all depends on what your goal is. If you want the biggest bang for your buck, ditch the friend. But if you’ve got the time and want to gab and grunt, make a play date.

Personally, I like to workout alone, but sometimes it’s fun to mix things up a bit.

What about you? Do you like to sweat with your sweetie or do you burn better without a buddy?

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