The aim of the buddyboost app is to help you feel healthier and happier.
Join our growing community of thousands buddyboosters and buddy-up (virtually) with up to 5 friends and support each other to do 26 minutes of exercise a day.
The good news is that there’s a lot more support available than ever before. Click on the logos or link below and you’ll find some useful information and tools to help you manage your mental health.
Get some inspiration from these podcasts. One of the most popular is The Happiness Lab, by Yale Professor Dr Laurie Santos – a world expert on happiness. Since the Coronavirus started, over 2 million people have listened to her podcasts. A key finding in Dr Santos’ research is that people underestimate the effect that simple lifestyle habits can have on our overall feelings of wellbeing.
There are some other great happiness-related podcasts available, but we really like Happy Place by Fearne Cotton, where she talks to incredible people about life, loss, love and everything else, but with an aim to understand what happiness means to different people:
Over 3,000 people took part in our first ever challenge from 1 to 26 May 2020 (you’ll notice that we were called mayathon back then). The feedback was amazing and our app reported an average happiness increase of 25% after people did their daily exercise! So, it’s true, buddyboost really does make you healthier and happier.
Our social channels saw hundreds of uplifting and feel-good posts from our community. Here’s a selection that really capture the spirit.
We were also proud to see so many people use the finish line finale to raise money for charity, with over £20,000 being raised for good causes.
Further buddyboost challenges
Since our first successful nationwide event, we have run many challenges with thousands of people across the UK and in all kinds of weather. The app data consistently shows that being active gives people’s mood a boost and that having a buddy really helps people to stick at the challenge and do more days than they otherwise would.
Keep an eye on @buddyboost26 on social media, especially during our annual flagship challenge each May to coincide with National Mental Health Awareness Week.
Our social channels
We’ve put together some Spotify playlists and podcasts to help you through your daily 26 minutes. There’s plenty of choice from big-beats to chilled-out yoga.
Just click on any of the playlists and they’ll play directly from your Spotify account. If you don’t have a Spotify account, then you will need to set one up. We have no relationship with Spotify and won’t make any money if you do take out a subscription with them. Spotify just happens to be the most popular platform for music sharing.