Social networks formed in CrossFit gyms have been found to influence how much high-intensity exercise is preferred and tolerated while also helping create positive communities which help addiction recovery.
The findings are part of Meg Patterson’s work as a social and behavioral scientist and assistant professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology within the Texas A&M University College of Education & Human Development.
Patterson has long looked at the ways social networks can impact the health and well-being of both individuals and communities. The journey to her research started back when she was the director of wellness at Baylor University in 2013.
“I ran a few studies at Baylor and did find that group-based exercise that introduces a social environment in conjunction with exercise is associated with…