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How beneficial is exercise with a partner?

Chris Powell
Fitness
Exercise with a partner is not only a fun bonding experience; it also helps keep both partners accountable to shared goals. In this video, fitness expert Chris Powell explains how working out with a friend can motivate you and keep you on track.
Working out with a partner whom one thinks is stronger than he is can actually increase exercise intensity and duration, according to research in the Annals of Internal Medicine. This works for both men and women, and even a virtual workout partner can help improve one's fitness levels.

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