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3 Ways to Keep Fit with Your Partner

When you are in a happy relationship, you might notice those pounds start to creep on. This can especially be the case if you feel comfortable around the person, as this might not make you feel like you need to look your best at all times. While it is wonderful that you are both that happy that you don’t need to put on airs to feel loved, it can be detrimental to your health. Incorporating keeping fit with your partner can be a great way of spending time together while making your health a priority.

Have a Home Workout

After a long day at work, you may not want to then go out to the gym and, if you have children, it might not even be a possibility for you to attend together. This is where having the ability to work out at home can be beneficial. You can find an array of home gym equipment online, from smaller weights right up to electrical equipment. This will allow you and your partner to spend time exercising, while still within each other’s company. In addition to this, undertaking weight training or cardio together means that you will have someone to hand to keep an eye on you, making sure you are completing sets safely, as well as providing stimulating conversation.

Make it a Competition

Some types of exercise can seem gruelling, or even become a chore after a while. While you shouldn’t try to push yourself to keep up with your partner through fears of being inferior, there are ways you can add a healthy competitive edge to your workouts. Using your respective weights, see who can do the most reps. Your competitions don’t even need to be exercise-based, especially if one person has a higher fitness level. Instead, try and name as many animals as you can, while lifting, or play word games on the treadmill. This can help make each activity fun, as well as provide further bonding as a couple.

Support Each Other

There may come times where you or your partner feels disheartened about keeping fit. This could be due to hormones, low mood, a bad day at work, or simply due to not seeing the desired results. When this is the case, you should work together as a team, offering phrases of encouragement and helping to keep the motivation there. Part of being in a relationship is helping each other through the good and the bad, and this can extend even into your fitness regimes.

It might seem daunting to work out with your partner, especially if you feel self-conscious about your body or fitness level. However, this is the person who loves you unconditionally and accepts you for who you are, so they could very well be the perfect candidate to help you increase your fitness. Spending time together is also crucial to a successful relationship, and doing so while improving your health is even more beneficial.

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