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How can exercising with other people help me exercise more?

John Preston, PsyD
Psychology
It can help to exercise with other people. We often feel more responsibility to others than we do to ourselves, so one way to stick to a new exercise plan is to join other people in exercising. If you’re not much of a joiner, you can walk with a friend or your partner three times a week after work. Or if you enjoy being around new people, you can join a class at a local gym, yoga studio or community center. Search online, in the classified ads, and on community bulletin boards for activity groups that might be seeking new members.
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