It takes two to tango for the perfect workout.
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IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO FOR THE PERFECT WORKOUT.

Does commuting early morning through the bumper-to-bumper traffic, followed by back to back meetings and answering emails of clients remind you of your daily routine? Let’s face it, life’s getting busier by the day with so many responsibilities and there is such little time for your health and romance with your partner. Thinking how you can make time for both? Here’s a way out. Yes, a couple’s workout can keep your relationship healthy for life. Here’s how:

 

YOU’LL NEVER NEED ANOTHER WORKOUT BUDDY
 

Looking for a workout buddy with whom you can discuss your fitness regime? Why don’t you make your life partner your gym partner too? Going to the gym with your partner every day can be the best thing that can happen to your fitness levels. That’s because they know all your strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, they can plan your workout and motivate you in the gym to achieve your fitness goals. Plus, your partner can assist you for lifting those heavy weights or performing exercises that seemed impossible to you. What’s even better, you are getting some quality time together as a couple.

 

VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF HEALTH AND RELATIONSHIP
 

Working out alone can lead to monotony. Working out as a couple opens your doors to many new exercises and workout regimes. For example, if you love cardio but your partner enjoys yoga, you can teach each other various forms of exercise, which adds another facet or dimension to your workout. These various exercises and workouts can be beneficial for various parts of your mind, body and soul. And yes, you can thank your partner later.

 

SCORE FITNESS GOALS TOGETHER
 

You plan for groceries, expenses and savings, right? So, why not plan fitness goals with your partner? Planning your fitness goals can help your partner to be accountable and motivate them to stick to their fitness program. Also, achieving these goals together will help you regain your self-confidence and motivate you both to achieve challenging milestones in the future.

 

NOT JUST PHYSICAL BUT AN EMOTIONAL WORKOUT
 

There’s more to just the physical training when working out together. Exercise releases endorphins, which make you feel happy and euphoric. This can strengthen your feelings for your partner and help you remain connected with them even after a workout. Working out together also improves your non-verbal communication as you both try to match your exercise regime, which is often called mimicry. This includes walking together on the treadmill at the same speed or lifting the same weights.

 

CENTRE OF ATTRACTION
 

A session at the gym can have your sweat dripping from the forehead, adrenaline flowing through the veins and your testosterone pumping in full swing. Seeing your partner work out hard leads to not just physical attraction but a romantic attraction as well. Staying fit also makes you feel good about yourself and ensures those compliments pouring in from your partner, friends and folks year-after-year. Plus, it keeps that self-confidence and the relationship alive.

 

HEALTHY DIET = HEALTHIER PARTNER
 

Agreed, workouts are very important for a couple but so is a diet, there’s no point in running together 5 km on the treadmill if you are heading to grab a pizza later in the evening. A fitness-conscious couple should create healthy meal plans together so that they can help and motivate each other to remain focused towards their fitness goals, be it pre-workout or post-workout meals. Another diet tip for couples, keep all those sugary foods off your grocery list. Yes, it’s time to say goodbye to those chocolates, desserts and late-night snacks.

Do you work out with your partner? We’d love to hear some valuable tips from you.

 

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