Benefits of working out together
As you may know by now, there are so many benefits of working out for your mental health and wellbeing. What if we were to tell you there’s more benefits to keeping active with a loved one? It doesn’t have to be with a romantic partner but with a friend or family member. From increasing emotional bonds to helping with motivation during workouts, keep reading to find out more about the benefits of working out with a loved one.
You can keep each other motivated
Sticking to an exercise routine and being consistent with it can be hard to do sometimes, but having a friend or partner with you is a great way to help you keep focused. You can track each other’s progress and set goals, as well as trying partner exercises together.
Working out together brings happiness to your relationship
Exercise releases endorphins – happy hormones – so exercising with a partner means you’ll experience happiness together. You’ll also increase each other’s motivation and positivity during the workout, not just for results at the end.
Working out together increases your emotional bond
Workouts such as running together, lifting weights together and even passing a medicine ball back and forth creates “non-verbal matching” (Psychology Today). This is essentially communication without the words, such as eye contact, and helps people feel more in tune with one another and therefore, a greater bond with their partner.
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