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If Our Bodies Could Talk

Tinder for Exercise: The Case for Workout Partners

Sep 10, 2015 | 58 videos
Video by The Atlantic

Working out with someone you perceive to be "better" than you has been found to lead to 200 percent increases in intensity and time spent exercising. That's not to mention the health benefits of social connection. In this episode of If Our Bodies Could Talk, senior editor James Hamblin and heavyweight boxer Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller use one of several new exercise-partnering services to test the psychology of conscious workout coupling.

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Authors: Nicolas Pollock, James Hamblin, Jaclyn Skurie

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Off-beat perspectives on health topics from Dr. James Hamblin.