If you are an active person that keeps fit and you are in a relationship, chances are that the person you are in a relationship is also active too. It seldom lasts when one person is into physical fitness and the other is into a bag of chips on the sofa.
Research has shown time and time again that exercise has many benefits for your physical and mental well-being. However, they have also been discovering that there are plenty of benefits to reap if you grab your partner and exercise together.
1. Boost your overall relationship satisfaction
If you undergo a physical activity with your partner, you are more likely to feel happy about your relationship. Exercise helps bring about these positive effects within yourself and when you share this kind of invigorating experience with someone else, pulls you closer together.
So why not go for a run together? Or, spot each other in the weight room. Train for a triathlon together. Because all of these kinds of things can give your relationship a huge romantic boost. This is one of the best benefits of exercising together.
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2. More efficient workouts
Have you ever noticed how much harder you work out when someone else is with you? Sure, you might be doing a great job running hard or progressing on your sets in the weight room, but by having your love around, it will inadvertently make you skyrocket your energy.
Experts do caution though that this can backfire if an exercise is new to you. Then it would have the opposite effect. So once you have mastered burpees, then it is a good time to invite your partner along to help boost your performance.
3. Make your partner swoon
Exercise causes us to have sweaty hands (and sweaty everything), speeds up our pulse and takes our breath away. In many ways, these are the same things we experience when we feel attracted to someone else.
This is particularly good news if you have a crush at the gym, in your office or in your building. Invite them to work out and you are much more likely to become irresistible to them.
4. Help you reach your goals
A little kind encouragement from your partner to you and vice versa can help make a tough workout easier. Couples that encourage each other are not only feeding love into the relationship, but they are also building up self-esteem for each other so that fitness goals can and will be achieved.
5. Strengthen the emotional bond
When you share a workout with your partner, you unknowingly tend to coordinate your actions. Becoming in-sync with each other creates a nonverbal matching and this is a huge benefit for both of you. Even though you likely do not realize it is happening, it helps you feel more emotionally connected.
By exercising together, you will be increasing the strength of your love together along with the strength of your bodies. And that leads to a higher level of satisfaction in your relationship as well as in the quality of your life. What exercise will you try with your partner?