Romantic partners in an interdependent relationship typically have to share meals, align schedules, and coordinate spending habits in ways that allow partners to have some influence over one another’s decisions and behaviors. — Jennifer A Theiss Ph.D.
Some people say that long-term couples have higher tendencies to get fat together. For these individuals, those who have steady girlfriends and boyfriends are more likely to gain weight because of the frequent dinner dates. Another possible reason for this is the feeling of false security, which makes a person stop from going to the gym since he or she is no longer single.
To solve this dilemma, we have decided to come up with a list of exercise or physical activity ideas that are perfect for the couple. If you are in a relationship with a special person in your life, make sure that you find time to enjoy these:
Join Fun Run Events
Search for the upcoming fun run events in your city and see to it that you sign up for it. Of course, do not forget to include your special someone. However, it is necessary to ask the consent of your partner before listing your names. Take note that decisions in the relationship cannot be made unilaterally. It is essential to consult him on this matter first before acting on it.
These fun run activities are perfect for both of you. It will not only keep you healthy and fit. At the same time, these events can allow you to meet other couples who also enjoy running.
Joining a community sports team might also allow you to get in some healthy competition. — Sherry Pagoto Ph.D.
Prepare Healthy Meals Together
Create a schedule where both of you can hang out as you prepare healthy meals together. Avoid going to fancy restaurants on regular days. Reserve your dinner dates for birthday or anniversary celebrations. On other days when you want to spend quality time, the best thing to do is to stay indoors. Try to cook a healthy meal together.
There are tons of free recipes that you can download online. The good thing about doing this is that you will not only have a chance to follow a healthy lifestyle but also to avoid unnecessary expenses. As a result, you can save your money for future use.
When you work out together, you create a context in which you can coordinate your actions. For example, you might lift weights in rhythm with your partner, match your own walking or running pace with his or hers, or toss medicine balls back and forth. — Theresa E DiDonato Ph.D.
Go To The Gym Together
Nowadays, gym instructors have devised programs that are perfect for couples. These exercise activities were designed to suit the needs of different people in a relationship. Be sure that you and your partner must enroll in the gym. Going to the gym at first can be exhausting. However, you will get used to it especially if there is someone who will accompany you throughout the entire fitness sessions.
The best time to go to the gym is in the morning. There are only a few people who workout during this time. That means you could have a better gym exercise since the place is yours.
Being in a relationship is not a license for you to let yourself go. Try to make an effort in keeping your body away from sicknesses or illnesses. As such, motivate your partner to join you in achieving all your fitness goals. Take note that you can still stay in a lovely union without the need to get fat together.