Build muscles, build bonds

Men's relationships tend to be more activity-based, so consider sports such as group running.
Men's relationships tend to be more activity-based, so consider sports such as group running.PHOTO: ST FILE

For men, exercising in a group can help them form friendships that combat loneliness

When Mr Brad Koenig divorced and moved from Toledo, Ohio, to Ormond Beach, Florida, in 2017, two of the first things he did were sign up for a yoga class and join a running club.

"The only people I knew in the area were my brother and sister-in-law," says the former truck driver, 50, who is now a full-time student.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 04, 2019, with the headline 'Build muscles, build bonds'. Print Edition | Subscribe