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Valentine’s Day makes this the month for couples right? So why not couple up your workouts too? There are many benefits to partnering up with your significant other to get your daily exercise. Here are just a few of the benefits.
If you wake up with the person who is going to turn to you and say, “When are we working out today?” you will be more likely to stick with it. Each day you have an accountability partner to keep you on track and push you a little if you are wavering.
If you jog with your partner or partner up for a yoga class, it’s just more fun if you can share the experience together. You enjoy time together while focusing on your health—both are good for your heart.
Maybe you and your partner have a friendly competition that keeps you motivated. You can try and improve how fast you run, increase the weights you lift, or track the pounds you lose. You can motivate each other to try new fitness equipment at the gym or try a new class together.
Track how often you exercise, what you do and what progress you are making. See if you can improve each week, doing longer workouts or more intense workouts. Consider using a tracking program like the Life Fitness Virtual Trainer App to help you share workouts and improve together.
If you are both doing the hard work for your physical health, you both will be more likely to eat healthy too. When only one partner in a relationship wants to eat healthy foods, it can make meal planning a challenge. If you are both working toward a common goal for health and fitness, it’s more likely that you will both be on the same page when it comes to the nutrition side of the equation.
So partner up and give it a try!
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