If you’re looking to increase your physical health while increasing the health of your marriage I’ve listed reasons why you should work out with your spouse.
It may seem unexpected, but skipping regular exercise may actually make you more tired.
Numerous health institutions, such as Williamson Medical Center note that exercise improves your sleep, so if you sleep better, you wake up feeling energized. A lack of physical activity lowers your heart rate, leaving you feeling worn out.
The same concept applies to your marriage. If you don’t add energy and effort into your relationship, your marriage can start to become fatigued and tired.
Exercise will help you bond on a new level while working together to persevere and reach goals.
Benefits of an active couple
YAY for endorphins! The more active you are, the more energy you have throughout the day. That energy comes from endorphins our brain produces when we exercise.
Endorphins are often called feel-good chemicals because they can act as a pain reliever and happiness booster.
Exercise also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts your overall mood.
Sharing Common Goals
Your spouse can be the best accountability partner and cheerleader in accomplishing goals.
When you work towards something together, you are able to celebrate all the big and small victories together.
According to a study by the Prevention Magazine, 94% of couples kept to their exercise routine and reached their goals when they worked out together.
More time together
We all have busy schedules nowadays. Making time for your spouse and working on your relationship can slip to the back burner without you even realizing it.
Working out together helps with your connection, it can also elevate your respect for each other.
If you’re already making time in your day to work out, why not do it together?
Be emotionally Attuned
According to Physiology Today, “nonverbal mimicry helps people feel emotionally attuned with one another, and those who experience or engage in it tend to report greater feelings of having “bonded” with their partner.”
You might lift weights in rhythm with your spouse, match your walking or running pace with each other, or toss a medicine ball back and forth.
This creates nonverbal matching, or mimicry, which benefits your relationship.
Increase your physical attraction
When you’re fit and strong you feel sexy, feeling, and looking good increases your overall confidence, and confidence is attractive!
Exercise sparks your adrenaline increasing your feelings of attraction.
Seeing your partner sweaty and working hard to make gains is sure to make you feel proud and aroused!
There are many good reasons to work out with your husband or wife, it’s amazing what you can accomplish when you’re in it together.
Let me know if you think working out with your partner could benefit your relationship and how in the comment box below!