Why Workout with Your Significant Other?
These Are The Top 4 Benefits!
Happy Valentines Day!
1. Increases Your Happiness
Lab studies show that after jointly participating in an exciting physical challenge or activity, couples report feeling more satisfied with their relationships and more in love with their partner -- and exercise is a perfect example of the type of invigorating activity that can have these positive effects.
It’s the physiological arousal, rather than the novelty or challenge of the activity, that drives romantic attraction. This suggests that sharing a fitness goal (such as training together to get stronger) can boost the quality of your romantic relationship.
2. Improve The Efficiency Of Your Workouts
A long-standing concept in social psychology is that the mere presence of someone else affects your ability to do an activity (Zajonc, 1965). Even if you already feel competent doing a particular exercise, bringing along your romantic partner may be a fantastic way to boost your energy output.
Your partner’s presence will improve your speed, without you necessarily being aware of their influence - isn't that awesome?
3. Make Your Partner Fall In Love With You (Again)
Exercise induces the symptoms of physiological arousal - sweaty hands, a racing pulse, shortness of breathe. These mirror the thrill of romantic attraction. Interestingly enough, people can mistake and misattribute physical arousal for romantic attraction.
Use this phenomenon to your advantage by inviting your romantic interest to a Handstand workout where you'll have a trainer keeping you two in line!
4. Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals
When partners care about fitness - their own and their partner's - it becomes easier to achieve fitness goals.
A recent study of heterosexual couples showed that average-weight husbands who care about fitness engage in more physical activity when their wives offer more supportive health-related comments. So grab their hand and book a workout on Handstand! You'll both be glad you did.
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