The power of synchronsied  movement

The power of synchronsied  movement

In a recent study, it was found that synchronising with others while dancing raised pain tolerance. It also encouraged people to feel closer to others. This is because when we watch someone else do the same thing at the same time as us, our brain ends up with a merged sense of us and them.

You've probably tried it - closing the curtains & playing that exercise DVD that you ordered through the mail.

It promised great things - you were going to be skinny, young rich & sexy in just a few weeks. But somehow it didn't really happen like that.

While we totally believe that exercising at home on your own is perfect for some people - those who are shy, pushed for time or caring for family members. But for most people, they seem to get more out of it when they get all hot & sweaty with others.

They had 264 young people take part in this study Brazil, and although it primarily focuses on dance, the results were pretty clear that exercising together in a synchronised manner helps you tolerate pain & foster friendships.

You will have noticed both these things if you workout in a class situation - the workout seems to be easier (more achievable) and you get a boost from the sociability of the occasion.

At home workouts have their place and meet you half-way with the music, but 'group' fitness will always win out!

You can read a report on the study here

The power of synchronsied  movement

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