Looking for something fun to do with your significant other during these COVID times? Why not try exercising together?! When you are trying to balance a busy work schedule, make a healthy dinner, volunteer, take care of kids, and so much more, it can be hard to find time to connect with your significant other. Carving out a specific time to connect with your spouse can make all the difference in your relationship and then if you add in the bonus of endorphins it's a win-win situation!
Studies show many benefits to couples who make a routine exercise program together. We all know that exercise produces endorphins, the “happy” hormone. This hormone release with your partner brings happiness to the relationship. According to Psychology Today, exercising with a partner creates a feeling of bonding and allows the couple to feel more emotionally attuned to one another. A plan to work out together also ensures accountability and increases the likelihood that one may reach their fitness goals. Feeling as though your partner values physical help can encourage you to prioritize it as well.
A study published in JAMA internal medicine showed that a person was more likely to maintain a positive change if their partner made the same change. So, make a plan to sweat together; you’ll LOVE the benefits!
To get started on your fitness goals check out the FREE resources below! These resources include at-home workout videos that will allow you and your partner the ability to hold each other accountable, workout whenever you want, and have some fun.
Sydney Cummings - https://www.youtube.com/c/SydneyCummings/videos
Sydney posts a new workout video every single day at 5 AM. Whether you enjoy getting that morning workout in or waiting until later, you know there will be a workout video waiting for you.
Fitness Blender - https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos
This husband and wife duo will be sure to provide a great workout no matter what you enjoy doing. From heavy strength workouts to low-impact bodyweight exercises there is something for everyone!
Turbulence Training - https://www.youtube.com/user/cbathletics
Do you not have any dumbells or weights at home? No need to worry, because you can still get in a great workout with Turbulence Training.
Let us know in the comments what your favorite workouts are and let's hold each other accountable!
Jackson, S. E., Steptoe, A., & Wardle, J. (2015, March). The influence of partner’s behavior on health behavior change. JAMA Internal Medicine, 175(3), 385 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25599511
Skoyen, J. A., Blank, E., Corkery, S. A., & Butler, E. A. (2013). The interplay of partner influence and individual values predicts daily fluctuations in eating and physical activity. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 30, 1000-1019 journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0265407513479214
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