In a study from the University of Virginia, looking at the influence of social support on perception, participants accompanied by a friend estimated a hill to be less steep when compared to participants who were standing at the base of the hill alone. In a University of Oxford study, rowers exhibited higher pain threshold, with increased endorphin release, while training together as opposed to training alone. And a study from the University of Connecticut, showed a high level of correlation between users’ exercise activities and their participation in a digital health community.
Social support and community are paramount in overcoming obstacles, changing habits and achieving goals, yet we often go at them alone. Northbound is excited to announce a new partnership with DIEMlife, a platform that changes the way we approach goals. Inspired by a mother’s journey to improve her own wellness and get support from her family, DIEMlife is designed to help those making efforts to improve their lives. DIEMlife uses Quests™ to inspire your journey and helps make connections instead of focusing on pass/fail checklists.
DIEMlife will be powering ticketing for Northbound events, seamlessly entering registrants into a Quest™ for the corresponding event. Each Quest™ provides a place for social support, sharing wins, getting advice and continued accountability. It’s a place to ensure that momentum doesn’t end after attending a Northbound event, it’s only beginning.
The core mission of DIEMlife speaks to many of the pillars of positive psychology, the scientific foundation of all Northbound’s offerings.
“DIEMlife is a social network for dreamers, believers and the go-getters looking to improve their lives one Quest™ at a time. We are inspired to build a place where people can create, share and discover life goals, and connect to a community of resources to help them reach their potential. Our mission is to succeed together, form true connections and help create a life of purpose and meaning.”
DIEMlife has been steadily building its community of go-getters over the past few years and recently began partnering with a few select brands that embody like-minded and like-hearted principles. Northbound is honored to be one of those brands and looks forward to the unbounded possibility this partnership and the platform provides.
Here is a sneak peak at the first Northbound Quest™, with many more to come! There is a simple getting started guide to make sure joining a quest is an easy step to check off in your goal driven journey.
Northbound and DIEMlife can’t wait to hear what you think!