Benefits of Working Out Together as a Couple!!!

Benefits of Working Out Together as a Couple!!!

Having a work out buddy is not only great company, but can be extremely motivating as well.

Here is some advice for working out as a couple.

TRY NEW WORKOUTS

Working with your spouse opens new ideas and adventures in working out and getting exercise. Maybe one of you is into yoga, bring your partner to your next yoga class and in return go to the gym to learn your partners free weight program. By trying new activities together you and your partner may find something that you actually like and can incorporate into your regular routine.

YOU WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE

In your relationship you hold each other accountable for various things, such as taking out the garbage and remembering to pay bills. Going to the gym or other activity is no different. You will set expectations for yourself and your significant other. You will help hold them accountable so you can reach your goals together and in return they will do the same for you. It is also harder to skip that activity when someone expects you to be there with them.

FUEL EACH OTHER’S PASSION

It is important to care about the progress your partner makes and be genuinely happy for them when they achieve a personal fitness goal. By supporting and cheering each other on, you will not only build a great support system but generate great motivation for each other as well.

DATE NIGHT

Trying to balance hectic schedules and life turmoils can be tricky. Next time you hit the gym or do an activity treat it as a date. Pick an activity and use it to bond or to related how your day was or even to discuss issues that have become important in your lives. Pick something that is fun but still giving you exercise such as bowling.

INCORPORATE FITNESS INTO YOUR LIFESTYLE

Make fitness part of your everyday lifestyle. It does not mean hitting the gym every day but incorporating fun activities into your routine. Going for hikes, bike rides, family swims or going for a walk are all great activities. This will promote a healthy lifestyle and will ensure you have some quality time together.

HEALTHY COMPETITION

There is nothing wrong with competition. Challenge your partner to new goals and achievements. This is a fun way to keep the gym interesting and motivate each other to perform at your absolute best.

The most important thing is to communicate with your partner. Let them know your goals and what goals they have. Let them know when you have accomplished something that you are proud of achieving. Share any knowledge that you have learned regarding health and fitness as Knowledge is power!!!!

So go out with your partner and have fun and get fit at the same time and see how your relationship becomes stronger

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Benefits of Working Out Together as a Couple!!!

The 2019 Guide To Feeling Fabulous

During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season we can’t forget about our health and wellness. Here is a calendar to get you motivated. Challenge yourself to pick one activity each day and be rewarded with a healthy and happy you at the end of the month.

Don’t wait until 2019 – start your resolutions today!

  1. Don’t use the elevators for one day.
  2. Get yourself a brand new water bottle or stainless steel mug.
  3. Do 10 flights of stairs today.
  4. Turn off the TV tonight and do something active.
  5. Go for a 10-minute walk during lunch break.
  6. Bring your dog or partner for a 20-minute walk.
  7. Drink 2 extra glasses of water today.
  8. Park as far away as possible today to get those few extra steps.
  9. Try a new fruit that you’ve never tried.
  10. Try a new veggie that you’ve never tried.
  11. Replace your coffee with green tea today.
  12. Go for a walk at the shopping centre and finish your shopping early.
  13. Make yourself a nice veggie soup (keep some meals ready in the freezer for those rush meals during crazy times).
  14. Go shopping for a brand new pair of sneakers or new fitness wear to motivate you to stay active.
  15. Try skipping rope with your kids or hula hoop. Have a competition with them.
  16. Do sit-ups during every commercial while watching TV.
  17. Wake up 30 minutes earlier and go for a brisk walk this morning.
  18. Go to bed 30 minutes earlier tonight.
  19. Give a healthy snack to your closest co-worker for a sur- prise (Goat cheese and Ryvita cracker, walnuts, etc…)
  20. Today close your eyes, turn off the light in your office to take ten deep breaths and relax…
  21. Do some stretches while watching TV.
  22. Do stretches at the office or do push-ups off your desk. Get moving!!
  23. Do a random act of kindness to a stranger.
  24. Give blood.
  25. Get a check-up, awareness is prevention.
  26. Laugh out loud.
  27. Try a fitness class, yoga or the gym.
  28. Clean your cupboards and donate to the food bank.
  29. Give a positive comment to someone each day.
  30. Be happy!
  31. Put your health first & make it a priority!

Gwen Cottingham, Registered Holistic Nutritionist & Certified Life Coach Sign up for more nutritional solutions that are simple, fun and sustainable
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