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buddyboost challenges

buddyboost challenges are where we challenge people to buddy-up and do 26 minutes of exercise a day for 26 consecutive days. That’s right, 26 minutes a day, not 26 miles.

The May 2020 challenge
Our first buddyboost challenge took place from 1 to 26 May. Over 3,000 people took part. Being active for 26 consecutive days is quite hard, but we saw an amazing 37% of people manage all 26 days with 54% doing at least 20 out of 26 days. Of course buddyboost isn’t just about being healthier, it’s about being happier too, so it was great to see that people’s mood levels increased by an average of 25% after they’d done their daily activity. And participants who were buddied-up managed to complete on average 38% more days than those without a buddy – definite proof of buddy power! We had some great feedback from our buddyboosters. Click here to see what they had to say.
More challenges and features

By the time of our second challenge October 2020 the app had been updated to allow people to be buddies with up to 5 other people. Again, average mood scores increased by over 20% in spite of the bad weather and shorter days.

There will be more improvements coming in early 2021, including a ‘buddy-feed’ for you to share messages and photos with your buddies and the ability for buddyboosters to start their own personal challenges whenever they want.  


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