Do you struggle to get to the gym or go for a run every day? You’re not alone. Even among young adults, over two-thirds fail to meet the federal guidelines for physical activity. How can you increase your motivation to work out and get that much needed physical activity?
It turns out that competition with your friends might be key. In a study performed at the University of Pennsylvania, researchers found that competition with friends can help.
As I discuss in this video, competition with others, vying for small rewards based on your amount and consistency of exercise, and seeing the progress of others compared to yours can push you harder than you might otherwise push yourself.