We all know that physical fitness can benefit your health and well-being, but did you know it can also benefit your romantic relationship? There is a growing body of evidence that couples that work out together tend to stay together. Here are some reasons why:
Your spouse helps you reach your fitness goals! Husbands tend to engage in more physical activity when their spouse offers more supportive comments. Both men and women are also more likely to improve unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, physical inactivity, and excessive alcohol consumption.
A spouse is a healthy accountability partner! Workouts become more efficient with your spouse. You may not be aware of their influence, but you may improve your speed or experience a boost in your energy output. It’s a great way to add a performance boost.
Not only will your performance and attendance improve, but so will your bond with your spouse. Working out together can increase an emotional bond between you and your partner. When you exercise with a partner, you tend to create mimicry or match your actions. This creates a greater feeling of bonding. It will also create more happiness in your relationship. Many studies have shown that partners participating in physical activity together tend to feel more satisfied in their relationship and more in love with their partner.
Granted, it can be difficult to do endurance or cardiovascular activities together if you and your spouse are at different fitness levels. This makes weight training a perfect option for a couple’s workout! You can spot your partner, offer form tips and motivation. Boost the quality of your romantic relationship with a better alternative to date night!