Couples that train together can enjoy a plethora of benefits, in addition to the obvious-better health. Even if you don’t physically train together, but you both workout regularly, it can be one of the very best things you do for your relationship. It has always been my opinion that whatever you did to get someone, you must continue to do to keep them. Letting myself go because I’ve snagged a husband or using the excuse of having three children has never been in the cards for me. Exercising is part of me, it’s what makes me feel good about myself, overcome a childhood eating disorder and it’s ultimately keeping me physically attractive for my man. That said, aging is inevitable, but I know many people who look better than those half their age because they take excellent care of themselves. I speak not only on a physical level, but of those who also exercise their minds regularly and maintain a positive outlook on life. It truly is the fountain of youth.
Out of respect for one another, we take good care of our health and maintain the image of how we first caught one another’s eye. Inevitably, that was initially an external attraction. It may sound vain, but I challenge you to think back to a time when you felt incredible about yourself. You were on top of the world. Your self-image was spot on, you confidently walked into a room, you took pride in your appearance and you felt strong and beautiful. This isn’t just about looks, this is about an energy you put off. Now, if you let that part of you go, what type of vibe do you think you put out to others? Right, the opposite. Good, bad or indifferent, you exude what you feel and think inside. When you feel confident, others see that as they conversely see it when you do not.
When you feel as if you are the very best version of YOU and you take care of your body, mind and spirit, you shine that light on everyone you meet. You even attract like-minded individuals and you inspire others to be better. To me, being around such confidence is the most attractive quality one can emanate. Being happy from the inside out takes work, but will return to you tenfold what you put in. Make time to take care of yourself and the positive results with follow!
Some great reasons to sweat with your mate:
Lead by example
Exercising together can inspire others to do the same, especially if you have little ones. Your children learn by watching you and when they see fitness as a priority in your life, they can’t help but follow suit. Growing up with parents who exercise and eat right motivates your children to lead a positive and healthy lifestyle too.
You may not have much extra time in your day, but if you make time for a workout with your partner, you are doing something positive for both of you and getting to spend some time together in the midst of all the madness. Taking time for yourselves is important for any relationship and date nights don’t always work out. Have a date in the gym or take a few mile run together. It’s a win win for everyone!
Sure, you were initially attracted to your partner likely because of a physical attraction, but like a vehicle needs occasional service, so do the needs of a relationship. Doing what it takes to not only get someone, but also to keep them should always be top of mind. Servicing others needs and not only your own will take you many more miles down the road of life together.
Longer life together
Stay fit and healthy so you can be around for the long haul. Taking good care of the only vehicle you will be given in this lifetime is essential, though it is never too late to make a change for the better. Dropping unhealthy habits to ensure a long healthy life together benefits those that care about you most.
Perhaps the very best side effect of living a fit life, great sex! Yes, hitting PR’s is great, but so too is hitting a climax. Exercise boosts endorphin levels (your feel-good hormones) and can really get things going, if you know what I mean. Keeping up with your partner in life and in bed is a top benefit to training together. So get moving and uplift your libido among other things. Working out primes the body for sexual activity, so training together can be great four play. Sex immediately following a workout has been linked to faster response, especially in females, so go get your fitness on!