What are the Benefits of Exercising with an Internet Partner?

Research Paper Title Silence is golden: effect of encouragement in motivating the weak link in an online exercise video game. Background Despite the physical and mental health benefits, few adults meet US Department of Health and Human Services physical activity guidelines for exercise frequency, intensity, and duration. One strategy that may increase physical activity duration… Read More

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Can Working Out with a Virtually Present, Superior Partner Improve Persistence Motivation on Exercise Game Tasks?

Research Paper Title Buddy up: the Köhler effect applied to health games. Background The present investigation examined the Köhler motivation gain effect in a health game using an absent partner, presented virtually. The Köhler effect occurs when an inferior team member performs a difficult task better in a team or coaction situation than one would… Read More

Best Workout Plan for a Couple

Create a ‘Healthy Foundation’ When your partner knows that you care about their health, they have fewer things to worry about. Even if these are just minor body changes, your partner will see your efforts, and they will appreciate it. To engage in a joint workout is to make a relationship stronger. “I like to… Read More