Why You Need A Workout Buddy

Prevention, Jun 19 2012

Experts like to tell you that working out with a buddy can be one of the fastest ways to shape up. But should you choose your pal with a couple extra pounds or your (annoyingly) fit friend? Turns out, the decision means more for your waistline than you’d think, according to a new study.

Michigan State University researchers studied three groups of women: Some cycled by themselves; some had a buddy (via a TV screen) who, they were told, had better stamina than they do; and some were part of a virtual team populated by people who were in better shape than them.