Growing literature points to the fact that social factors have a profound impact on people’s health. For instance, meta-analytic evidence shows that people’s social relationships with others is a significant predictor of their longevity and in fact a stronger predictor than other health behaviours such as physical exercise, smoking or alcohol consumption.
Similarly, longitudinal evidence indicates that social engagement (or the lack of social isolation) is predictive of several key aspects of health, being associated with reduced depression and enhanced cognitive health. Clearly, social connectedness has significant implications for health.
It’s fair to say then, that group exercise classes deliver a double dose of health benefits. Not only are you gaining the positive physical effects that come with engaging in structured exercise but you are also receiving the social benefits outlined above.
If you’re ready to reap the benefits, come and try Community Moves.