05 Feb 5 Reasons Why Working Out With Your Significant Other Benefits Your Relationship
So what is the secret to that crazy-in-love relationship that some couples seem to have? Well, it could be that they’re getting physical—and not just in the bedroom. Whenever you are going out for a workout, you should go with your partner. It is believed that the couple who sweats together stays together. Working out together can provide HUGE benefits to your relationship!
According to Psychology 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. Exercising together provides an opportunity to create such connection, benefiting both your health and your relationship.
Here are 5 reasons why couples who work out together are happier with their relationship:
1. Increase Happiness with your relationship
Laboratory research shows that after participating together in exciting physical activity, couples are satisfied with their relationships and more in love with their partners. It is the physiological excitement, more than novelty or challenging activity that motivates the attraction. This suggests that sharing fitness goals, such as running together, lifting weights, or having a date night at the gym can improve the quality of your romantic relationship.
2. Improve the efficiency of your workouts
Even if you already feel competent in performing a particular exercise, bringing a partner can be a great way to boost your energy. The presence of your partner will improve your speedwithout you knowing it.
3. Make your partner fall in love with you – again
Exercise causes symptoms of physiological arousal: sweaty hands, racing pulse, shortness of breath. These symptoms reflect in many ways a sense of romantic attraction. Use this phenomenon to your advantage by giving you and your partner a romantic reason to workout with you.
4. Helps to achieve fitness goals
When partners care about fitness, it is easier to achieve fitness goals. Sharing the ups and downs of an everyday morning run, biking or our intense Sweat Shoppe can offer more supportive health-related encouragement from your partner.
5. Increase Your Emotional Bond
You might lift weights in rhythm with your partner, match your walking or running pace, or throw medicine balls back and forth. 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.