There are probably days when you don’t want to even touch a dumbbell, but having a gym friend could change that.
According to the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, the feeling of loneliness is linked to a whole series of harmful effects. In fact, social isolation can be as harmful to health as obesity, smoking, alcoholism and high blood pressure. It can also affect your personality in such a way that it borders you to be even more alone.
In the gym, loneliness also does its own, since going to the accompanied gym is more motivating than if you do it alone. In fact, engaging in conversation with the guy in front of you can increase the results of your progress. These are the reasons:
- When you break the ice with another person who also practices sports you are creating a bond of trust that does not resemble any other type of relationship. While you don’t need to know where he lives or what he does, you will know that there is someone in the gym with goals very similar to yours.
- A friend in the gym will help you break your own records and you will help him break his. You will not deny that it is fun to do ironing and mastering competitions.
- Once you identify his routine, you will be encouraged to try new exercises he does and vice versa. So one day in the gym will not be the same as the previous one. You will always have something new to try.