Couples Who Train Together, Stay Together - Reasons why you should consider working out with your better half

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In the last of our “Share the love” blogs, here are some of the top reasons why you should think about making your significant other your new gym or workout partner.

Be More Happy

Increase your happiness with your relationship. Studies show that after taking part in an exciting physical challenge or activity, couples report feeling more satisfied with their relationships and more in love with their partner, compared to a mundane task (1). Exercise is a perfect example of the type of invigorating activity that can have these positive effects. So skip an evening of watching Netflix and take your partner to the gym

Share a Common Goal

When partners care about their own fitness  and their partner’s it can become easier to achieve their fitness goals. Average-weight husbands who care about fitness engage in more physical activity when their wives offer more supportive health-related comments (2). Goals such as weight loss are more successful when they are seen as a ‘team effort’ within a romantic relationship (3). So whether you are looking to complete your first 5k, hit a new deadlift pb, or lose weight for the summer, approaching it together can mean that you both experience the ups and downs, and can offer support throughout the entire journey.

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Better Sex Life

Feeling happier is a natural byproduct of exercise due to the feel-good chemicals (endorphins) that it helps you release. The release of endorphins also helps ramp up your sex drive, so not only will working out together make you happier, but it will up your desire. Numerous studies have shown the link between exercising and an acute increase in sexual arousal and desire.

Time Efficient

One of the biggest obstacles stopping people from exercising is a lack of time. Being in a relationship can complicate this further if you are the sort who likes to spend every evening at the gym after work. The answer? Workout with your partner.

References

  1. Aron, A., Norman, C. C., Aron, E. N., McKenna, C., & Heyman, R. E. (2000). Couples' shared participation in novel and arousing activities and experienced relationship quality. Journal of personality and social psychology, 78(2), 273.
  2. Skoyen, J. A., Blank, E., Corkery, S. A., & Butler, E. A. (2013). The interplay of partner influence and individual values predicts daily fluctuations in eating and physical activity. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 30(8), 1000-1019.
  3. Dailey, R. M. (2018). Exploring the role of the romantic relationship context in weight loss. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 35(5), 679-701.

 

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