RULE #4…Find a Reliable Exercise Partner
Studies have found that you are much more likely to stick with your exercise when you schedule it with another person(s). Sport Psychologists term this the “social facilitation effect”, whereby people tend to do activities with greater focus and intensity when doing the activity with one or more persons. It’s much easier getting out of bed on those cold and gloomy days when you know you have exercise partners. You don’t want to be the person letting your partners down by ‘no-showing”! Your partner(s) serves as a support system. I’ve always said that’s why Weight Watchers has been successful. The people within the group help encourage and motivate others who may be having a difficult time staying on-track.