Incredibly, some of the most populous cities of the world can be the loneliest. If you know of a fellow Kiwi who has travelled around London or taken a ride on the underground, you will know how it’s possible to be surrounded by people and still feel socially isolated. We need others to befriend, to chat with, to bounce ideas off and perhaps help us get through the occasional daily challenge.
Fitting in and making friends is so much easier when you know you have a common interest.
Unlike those peering into nothingness on the London Underground at the least, you will know that the person beside you at the club is also interested in good health. And since not many of us do have the garnered self-discipline to work-out alone, being able to attend a pre-organised, motivational GROUPX class or a Personal Training session could be just what you need for the New Year?
A study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found that people who took group exercise classes reported less stress and more physical, emotional and mental health benefits than those who exercised alone or did not hit the gym at all. This suggests that a social atmosphere compounds the already numerous benefits of physical activity. Consider slotting in 1-2 classes a week as part of your New Year plan.
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