When it comes to workplace bonding, meet-ups often revolve around food: heading out on a lunch run, getting drinks after quittin' time, or, dinner on the weekends. But if you're looking for a way to bond with your coworkers while staying trim, Jared Cotter and Kristina Guerrero have the perfect solution. Recent studies have shown that working out with a co-worker can increase health and wellness benefits, so JC and KG hit the gym to show you why.
1. Working Out with a Buddy Reduces Stress
According to some studies, working out with a coworker can reduce stress by 25%! Aside from the fact that the workout will help reduce your chances of heart disease or high blood pressure, having a chipper co-worker along can help keep you motivated.
2. Keeping Yourself Accountable
Aside from motivating you to do your best, working out with a coworker means you've got someone to make sure you aren't slacking. When two people commit to working out, if one person tries to find an excuse to skip, the other can be that tiny voice that says, "You can definitely work out today." And you'll probably believe them, since they spent all day in the same long meetings you had to power through, too.
3. You'll Get More Done at the Office
You might think you'd be too tired to get back to work if you choose to grab a coworker and work out on your lunch break, but actually, once you get back, you're full of post-exercise energy. Not only are you perked up thanks to the endorphins coursing through your body - those same endorphins also make you happier for the rest of the day.
WEB BONUS: Want to get to working out with a coworker but don't know where to start? Check out some of our detailed workout regiments below that will will get you fit while helping you stick together.
The 25/25 Workout:
Can't make it to the gym on your lunch break? No problem! You can have a full body, 25 minute workout, with only $25 worth of gear:
The Crawling Workout:
Who says you only get a workout if you stand on your own two feet. This crawling workout will not only help you improve coordination and strengthen your core - you can do it just about anywhere, and it'll definitely put a smile on you and your coworkers' face.
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