EXERCISE WITH YOUR PARTNER: A NEW WAY TO EXPRESS YOUR LOVE
Have you ever heard the term that two are better than one? This holds true for the realm of fitness as well. Come on, invite your partner to exercise right now and feel the benefits!
February 14th is always celebrated as the day of love. People compete to show their affection for loved ones with a letter, flowers, or the most popular is giving chocolate. Of course, Valentine's Day is always synonymous with chocolate as sweet as love. However, there are other ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with your partner.
After all, Valentine's Day doesn't always have to be celebrated every February 14, right? You can show your affection to your loved ones every day. One of the most romantic ways you can express your affection is to invite your partner to exercise.
Both for your health and the longevity of your relationship with your partner, exercising with your partner offers a variety of advantages. Here are some advantages of working out with a partner that we have compiled from a variety of academic journals.
Increase workout efficiency
Having a partner present in your training sessions can help increase the efficiency of your workout. Quoting Psychology Today, the presence of someone you love can affect the ability to perform a number of sports movements. The benefits provided are not only physically but also mentally.
Help you reach fitness goal
This has been scientifically proven. According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), exercising with a partner can motivate you to achieve your desired fitness goals. This is caused by the endorphin’s hormone released by the brain when you exercise, making you more confident in front of your partner.
More consistent in your workout
Consistency is one of the most important keys in achieving fitness goals. The CDC also reveals that exercising with your partner can help you exercise more consistently. The activity of reminding each other to exercise regularly will not only help you be active in exercising, but also strengthen and improve the quality of your relationship.
Increase the variety of workouts
Some exercise movements will be effective if assisted by others. Take advantage of your partner's presence to help with some exercise movements such as sit ups, planks, or push-ups. You and your partner can enjoy a wide variety of exercise movements in addition to improving the quality of your workout.
Improve relationship quality
Of course, your relationship with your partner will be more harmonious. According to a 2017 study published in the journal Nature Communication, working out with your partner can in fact increase your trust in your partner and make you appreciate them even more.
This study was conducted over 5 years by analyzing nearly one million marathon runners. As a result, those who run with their partners have healthier relationships, are better motivated, and have high trust in their partners.
There are many benefits that you can get from practicing with your partner. Any exercise you perform together will be beneficial for the longevity and health of your relationship.