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International Day of Friendship: The Benefits of Working Out with Friends

With summer well and truly here, you might be finding yourself more keen to get out and active. July 30th marks the International Day of Friendship, the perfect opportunity to strengthen your bond by working on your health together. Here are some of the reasons why working out with friends is awesome. Let’s go! 

Boost your mood

Working out with friends is a great way to improve your mood. When working out feels like a bit of a battle, positive energy from friends is massively helpful. If you opt for a lighter workout, being around your friends will still leave you feeling super accomplished. Having a good experience is just as important as getting in a ‘good’ workout – your mental wellbeing isn’t second to your physical!

Stay motivated

This one’s the real killer. When it comes to exercise, staying committed can be hard. You’re only human, it’s natural to have your fitness drive ebb and flow. Having someone cheer you on (and offer much-needed pep talks) can really help to keep you going. Tailored workouts are also a great way to stay motivated. With Banish, you can choose whatever suits how you’re feeling. There’s a workout to fit every mood!

Stay accountable

Hand in hand with motivation comes accountability. Whether physical or mental, friends can help you stay on top of your goals and give you nudges in the right direction. Being kept on track doesn’t have to be stressful. Share the Banish app with a friend today and start your fitness journey together.

Stay social

Let’s face it, life can be busy. Finding time to exercise is tricky, and arranging to meet up with your friends even more so. Combining both means you’re killing two birds with one stone. You get the endorphins flowing, plus you get to spend some quality time catching up, venting, or even just in companionable silence if that’s what you need. The value of working out with a friend isn’t just wishful thinking either – social sports have been proven to improve your long-term health more than exercising solo. It’s an ideal chance to take care of both your physical and mental wellbeing.

Nothing to lose

Getting your mates involved guarantees a great workout, and the more you enjoy it, the more you’ll want to keep it up. It’s a win-win situation. Give it a go this month – grab a friend and download the Banish App to get started.