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.