The sedentary lifestyle we are leading today compels us to make health our priority, more than ever. A few decades ago, when technology wasn’t our entire life-humans were proactive and weren’t bound to their seats. Thus, the higher calorie intake would burn out, making obesity a scarce topic. Working out and maintaining a fit lifestyle has become a necessity if you wish to live a long life.
Once in a while, you want to cozy up in your bed. Working out feels like torture. Such are the times when being in a relationship is a bonus. Your partner rescues you from turning into a sloth. You strive to look sexy and also spend some quality time with your partner. Doesn’t it sound like a win-win situation?
If you want more cajoling to work out with your partner more, here are seven reasons why working out together with your partner is healthy in terms of your body and relationship.
You Will Be On The Peak Of Your Health
If you are a parent, naturally kids become a priority, and looking after yourself goes into a backburner. People find it hard to understand that only if they’re on top of their health can they look after their kids well. Thus, it is important to be at the peak of their health. This extends to people in general. Only if you are healthy can you look after the people around you.
Why not be healthy with your partner? Working out together translates to pushing each other to be healthy. This is a promise you make to your partner to be together in health and keep the sickness away.
You Will Look Hot
This is a no brainer. Working out will shed that extra weight, chiseling out that unhealthy fat, and revealing the beautiful body you own. When you see your reflection in the mirror, the healthy-glowing person staring back at you boosts your confidence, making you feel radiant. Your gait will be a little prouder, and your steps peppier.
Healthy Competition Between You
While working out together, you can set a fun competition between you, like who can hold the plank position longest, do a certain yoga position, or finish 5km the fastest. Whatever is your workout routine, throwing in a little bit of competition will rekindle the fire of motivation and passion.
This way, you will have a fun interaction and also exercise well. I say you would be killing two birds with one stone.
Eat Clean And Fresh
Eating clean is equally important to attain a fit and healthy body. The benefit of working out together would be preparing similar meal plans for each other. Since both of you are sailing in the same boat, you don’t have to spend extra time in the kitchen cooking variety of dishes for each other. You could share the chores in the kitchen and a meal between you.
This way, the urge to have cheat days will be less as you are aware of the extra pair of eyes watching you. Once in a while, eating junk food will not kill you. You can go out on a date and reward yourselves for the tough regimen you have stuck to.
Try A Different Routine
There may be couples whose workout routines are as different as day and night. One of you may enjoy running, but others may not. One may enjoy the soothing yoga routine, but the other like the adrenalin gushing swimming laps. On occasion, you could try to see what it is like to follow your partner’s routine. You never know after some time, the routine may grow on you.
Your body will be conditioned to the training you have been doing for ages. Switching it up now and again is refreshing to your body and mind.
Strengthen Your Emotional Bond
Working out together presents an opportunity to spend time together. If you are working out at the end of the day, you can chat about how your day went. If it was a bad day, you can vent out your frustrations and be comforted in the embrace of your partner. You can talk about your future goals or what is the next chapter in your relationship. Along with your physical strength, the emotional bond you share will level up.
Responsible For Each Other’s Fitness Goals
When you feel like being lazy and skipping your workout routine for the day- somewhere at the back of your mind, you will think you will be responsible for your partner’s missed routine. This will motivate you to stick to your routine and be disciplined. This accountability for each other’s fitness goals will bring you closer than ever.
Keep The Fire Burning
The underlying attraction will be set ablaze between you. Oooo! The fire and chemistry.
The physical attraction which you felt may have died out somewhere in the mundane life. Working hard for putting food on a plate and keeping a roof on top is a necessity. But in the path of providing a better life, you may have lost touch with yourself and your partner.
Since you have started working out together, seeing your partner’s transformation right in front of your eyes will kickstart your relationship in the right direction. Not only will it spice up your life but your relationship too.
Overall, working out together is definitely a plus point because you are in the process of strengthening your body and relationship. Quality time with your partner has turned into a rarity in this hectic lifestyle. So make the best use of your time and live a purposeful life.