Exercising is free; it’s the willingness to do it that’s usually the problem. Even if you can’t afford visiting the gym, there are other freer ways you can use to keep fit.
In general terms, doing things with your partner, and spending more time with that special someone would boost the relationship greatly. However, exercising with your partner comes with even greater benefits coupled with lots of health benefits as well.
Below are reasons why every couple should exercise together:
1. REKINDLE THE PASSION
Exercising with your partner can create room for an enabling healthy competition. A healthy competition is actually good for the relationship; it can be the boost to the relationship, as it adds a different wave of energy and dynamics to the relationship. Exercising with your partner would certainly bring a wave of excitement into the relationship, and that is a passion booster.
Research has shown that couples feel more satisfied and happy with each other after exercising together.
2. GREATER EFFICIENCY IN YOUR WORKOUTS
Findings in social psychology suggest that the mere presence of another person affects your ability to perform an activity. Having that extra party can boost your energy output; talk more of when it’s your special someone.
3. ACHIEVE FITNESS GOALS
The second tip definitely indicates that an improved efficiency in your workouts would lead to you achieving your goals.
A study of heterosexual couples showed that average-weight husbands who care about fitness engage in more physical activity when their wives offer more supportive health-related comments. This could be the boost to achieving certain physical desires like shedding weight.
4. BOOST THE BOND AND LOVE IN THE RELATIONSHIP
Ordinarily, exercising provides a medium for spending more time with your partner doing something different, and this alone can provide an enabling ground to focus on other important aspects of your life and relationship; creating more understanding and enhancing the bond in the relationship.
Also, exercise induces certain symptoms which are linked with psychological arousal: racing pulse, sweaty hands and shortness of breath. These attributes which boost physical arousal can as well be the boost for a more loving relationship, as physical attraction is even sometimes seen as love and affection.
5. SHOWER TOGETHER
Couples who exercise together definitely have a chance to shower together, and how many couples can boast of bathing together. And as we all know, bathing together comes with its own thrill and effect, and a potential to make super love is definitely top of the list.
6. GIVES THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRY NEW THINGS TOGETHER
Exercising together gives couples the opportunity to try new things together. Each partner might be involved in a different physical training, but exercising together can give them the opportunity to mix things together and even try new things with each other. Such teamwork would also translate to better lovemaking and better understanding in the relationship.
Do I see someone starting a training routine with that special someone? You definitely wouldn’t regret it.