A Couple That Sweats Together, Stays Together #1
Hey lovers, Valentine’s day is fast approaching. Have you considered making your workout routine a couple’s thing? Working out with boo can be more invigorating than you think.
Every day, across the country, individuals are hitting health clubs, unrolling yoga mats, pounding the pavement, and signing on to new fitness challenges.
Maybe they shouldn’t be doing it alone.
It’s time you considered how physical fitness can benefit not only your own health and well-being, but that of your romantic relationship. Why not grab your partner’s hand and invite him to be your workout partner as well? A growing body of evidence suggests that couples who sweat together really do stay together. In fact, working out together can…:
1. Increase your happiness with your relationship.
Lab studies show that after jointly participating in an exciting physical challenge or activity, couples report feeling more satisfied with their relationships and more in love with their partner.
Exercise is a perfect example of the type of invigorating activity that can have these positive effects. It’s the physiological arousal, rather than the novelty or challenge of the activity, that drives romantic attraction. This suggests that sharing a fitness goal, taking regular runs together, ballroom dancing, or having a date night at the gym can boost the quality of your romantic relationship.
2. Improve the efficiency of your workouts.
A long-standing concept in social psychology is that the mere presence of someone else affects your ability to do an activity. Even if you already feel competent doing a particular exercise, bringing along your romantic partner may be a fantastic way to boost your energy output. Your partner’s presence will improve your speed, without you necessarily being aware of their influence. On the other hand, if you are just beginning to learn to do burpees or manage a new elliptical machine, better to stick to trying it solo for the time being. In these cases, your partner’s presence may interfere with your ability to complete a challenging task. Take some time to master the exercise, then bring your partner along for a performance boost.
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