Geese innately know the benefits of group dynamics and here are a 4 facts found on the internet about this gaggle:
- When a goose flaps its wings it creates an “uplift” for the birds around. As a group, and flying in formation, the flock together adds 72% greater flying range than if each of the birds flew alone.
- When one drops out, it feels the drag of flying alone. But when it comes back to the group it once again takes advantage of the lifting power of the birds around.
- When the goose in front gets tired, it rotates into the group and another goose flies to the front for a turn.
- The geese honk to encourage the ones in front to keep up their speed.
Looks like this is one instance where getting “goosed” is a good thing! The parallels are apparent. The benefits of group exercise extend beyond the obvious benefits of the exercise alone. A sense of community, encouragement, shared capabilities, motivation, fun and good health are just a few of the gifts of a shared exercise experience. Even if it’s just with one other buddy … go on, get out and go for it!
Do you work out as part of a team, class or group? There are so many awesome benefits!