It’s a time of year when many of us are setting goals to be our happiest, healthiest selves. And like most things in life, research suggests that buddying up with a partner, is the best way to ensure success.
A study of 2,000 adults found two in five plan to try a different diet or fitness routine in 2020, with 58% getting a ‘buddy’ to do it with them.
As a result of getting fit and healthy with someone else, 62% agree they are more likely to stick with the new regime, whether that’s daily jogs, weekly trips to the gym, or an entire lifestyle overhaul.
Furthermore, one in four believe they burn off more calories when working out with a buddy than they do alone, while one third admit they are more likely to give up on a new regime sooner without the help of another person to keep them going.
The study also found two thirds are planning on getting healthy with their other half, with partners being the most likely person to ‘buddy’ up with to achieve a fitness or health-related goal.
We think that signing up to a new goal with the person you’re dating is also a great way to explore a fledging relationship. You’ll get to know one another in new ways, and, of course, you’ll get to celebrate with one another too when you both succeed in realising your goals.
Best of luck to all Flame dates with a new year resolution for 2020!