August 30, 2016 | by Stephanie Smith
Have you made it to mid-week with nothing under your exercise belt? Feeling the pang of guilt that comes with resolving to exercise and not following through? Everyone goes through it — even exercise buffs — so we’ve got a quick wellness tip to help you out: Find a workout buddy.
The benefits of regular exercise — for cardiovascular health, stress levels, mental health, better cognition, reduced risk of diseases like cancer — are well-documented. Besides those, having an exercise buddy (or buddies) has several other benefits:
With those benefits in mind, here are a few tips for finding an exercise buddy:
If all else fails and you can’t find a physical exercise buddy, make your “partner” an app/website, like MyFitnessPal, where you can set goals and monitor your activity. Or start an exercise diary using a journal or pen and paper — whatever you think will keep you motivated.
“Wellness Wednesday” is a new series from City of Hope meant to help you tip the balance of your week back toward health. Have your own “Wellness Wednesday” tips to share? Share them in the comments below!