Having a strong relationship with your romantic partner can be the most gratifying blessing in your life, but even though having healthy relationships can have an extremely positive impact on your life, that doesn’t mean they are always easy.
When you are in a relationship (especially a romantic one), you have to be concerned about the other person’s well-being, their needs, and how to help them reach their full potential. Sometimes being in a relationship can mean added stress, suffering, and frustration. However, even when you face the tough times in your relationships, there are a few things you can do to reduce stress and come closer together, especially as it relates to health and fitness.
If you want to take your relationship to the next level, here are 3 ways that sharing your health and fitness goals can improve your relationship and take you one step closer to living a life of health, wellness and abundance.
#1: Exercise Means Quality Time
I can’t think of a better way to spend quality time together than by doing something active. My wife and I have been hiking together, biking together, and going to the gym together since the early days of our marriage, and I can honestly say that doing so has brought us closer together over the years. When you make it a habit of doing active things together, you will lead a healthier life and you’ll be able to enjoy more quality time with your partner. All of these things together will make your relationship 10 times better than it would be otherwise.
#2: Exercise Makes you a Happier Person
When you workout on a regular basis your body releases endorphins, which block pain signals and give you a natural high. If you feel like you’re happier after a good workout, it’s not just your imagination—it’s literally science at work. Having more endorphins is great for a lot of things, but above all, it makes you a happier person, which in turn means you are likely to treat your partner with more respect and kindness. When both you and your partner regularly engage in exercise, you will feel a mutual benefit between the two of you, which will improve your relationship as time goes on.
#3: You’ll Keep Each Other Motivated
It’s difficult to accomplish your goals without any support, but if your partner has goals to be healthy just like you, then it will be much easier to stay motivated and on track. When one of you is just dying to binge on doughnuts, bagels and double cheeseburgers, the other can give a little reminder about all the goals you have. As time goes on you’ll both be healthier, happier, and feel greater abundance in your lives.