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The Social Benefits of Working Out

Exercising together

We all know working out has physical benefits. But if you think exercising alone is more beneficial than training with other people, you’re mistaken! Check out these four social benefits you can get when you work out with others:

You can learn a new set of skills

Working out or playing sports enables you to acquire new abilities that can challenge you. Not only that, it can help you gain new friends too. You can even exchange tips or information with other people to improve your skills. Other people can teach you what you don’t know, and you’ll have the chance to get advice from those who are more experienced.

You can meet new people

Working out with other people you know is better than exercising alone. You won’t be tempted to cheat your way to the finish line; instead, you’ll do exactly as you’re expected to. You will also get more inspired to work with friends because
they can give you encouragements and boost your self-esteem. At the same time, you can inspire them whenever they feel like giving up. Just imagine playing tennis with a partner or using an elliptical machine near someone you know, isn’t their presence stimulating? Speaking of which, if you want to purchase fitness machines, be sure to get the best bang for the buck!

You can learn to team up with others

PilatesWorking out with others will teach you the importance of teamwork. You’ll be less stressed because you know you’re not the only one struggling. Getting fit with friends is a great way to reach your goals and interact socially. You can have stronger and better relationships and a more positive attitude. Plus, achieving similar goals with someone else is a greater success than reaching your targets alone, with just you knowing.

You can feel that you belong in a community

Exercising and staying fit isn’t easy. More often than not, doing rigorous activities by yourself can gradually decrease your motivation to keep going. You might stop then be shy about going back to the gym after a while. But if you feel like you belong in a community, you can share your experiences and struggles. You’ll feel more welcomed in the gym or wherever you’re working out. And once you feel like you belong, you’ll have more confidence to reach your goals.

Exercising together

Benefits of Playing Video Games

Video Games

Games. The one thing that you needed as a kid.

It molded our minds and we mimic them. When I was a kid, my favorite video game character was Sub Zero from the Mortal Kombat franchise. I loved his spine rip fatality and the way he dresses up.

So I tried to dress up as him. I even made some ice to make it more realistic. That’s what video games are to us. Not just a game. But even more.

Here are some of the best benefits that we get from playing video games.

Competition and Teamwork

NES Super Mario

Younger Brother = Luigi Forever

Have you played Battletoads on the NES when you we’re a kid? Try playing it with two players and see if you can finish it. You and the 2nd player will need to have teamwork in order to finish the game.

Mortal Kombat on arcade, that’s where the competition is! Many kids trying to beat you and coughing up dimes. Nothing can be better than that!

It Makes You Think

Whoever said that video games are for dumb people, they are the dumb ones.

Video games make you think, especially the cryptic ones. Try to finish the Legend of Zelda without thinking. Impossible! This game had me thinking for over an hour with the fishing stage, too bad there’s still no gamefaqs way back then.

I can search “twilight princess hd how to fish” on Google or Youtube and you can see how to beat it. But way back then, the only thing that can save you are gaming magazines, and it sucks.

You Enjoy It

This is the most important thing. You enjoy playing it.

It’s not like you’re getting punished if you don’t play your Sega Genesis on weekdays. Quite the opposite. As a kid, it was a huge thing for us. It helped us to be accepted in society because you’ll get left behind if you don’t own a console.

 

That’s about it! Hope you enjoyed reading this. Thanks!