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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

Since then, we have run many challenges across the UK in all kinds of weather. The app data consistently shows that being active improves people’s average mood by over 20% and that having buddies is a huge motivational help. In fact, we see that people with buddies do their 26 minutes on 40% more days than those who try to go it alone.

Keep an eye out for updates to the app, as we’re adding new features all the time. And, if you have any great ideas or general feedback, please email us on as we’d love to hear from you.

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