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At this point, most of us know that working out regularly is one of the single best things you can do for yourself. However, did you know that it doesn't always have to be an independent endeavor? Studies have increasingly shown that working out together with a significant other can not only add consistency to your mutual workout schedules, but provide a solid foundation for your relationship as well. But can lifting with a loved one truly increase the longevity of your relationship? Below, we've put together a list of reasons why working out together benefits more than just number one— read ahead to find out.
One of the most interesting benefits to working out with a partner is that you'll often be more energized, more aware, and be able to crank out more effective reps— the science behind this peculiar social trait is strange, but overwhelming. By having your partner work out with you (or even just provide support from the sidelines, for those exercises that don't sync up), you'll be tapping into additional motivation.
Taking on new challenges together can be one of the most effective ways to foster an enduring bond that can last beyond first getting to know each other— reaching new personal bests via running, lifting, etc. alongside each other can be one of the most straightforward ways to create your own mutual trial by fire.
A healthy relationship isn't just about figuring things out together. A major physiological aspect of romantic relationships will always play a role in how well a couple will stay together in the long haul— getting out and taking on physically demanding hobbies together is often one of the first things recommended by couples counselors and more. If you don't already have an outgoing, endorphin-boosting hobby to take on together, why not take on a new workout plan together? You might be knocking out countless future problems at once.