“Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as a one”
Couples may have started as individuals, but now they are as one. From watching movies together to hugging and laughing out loud in each other’s company, facing everyday hardships to planning a future together; couples seem to act and live as a unit. That’s really the beauty and charm about being in a relationship.
But what about striving together to maintain fitness. Most of the couples can recall that they used to exercise more before marriage or before they were in a relationship. Working out was simple. You could easily stroll to the gym, workout for half an hour or two and play some basketball. But things seem to fall apart for couples. To help the both of you, we have thought up some easy ways to get into shape and workout as a couple.
I mean Really? Can you use simple walking to maintain your fitness? Yes you can. It’s one of the best lifetime sports. Brisk walking for 30 minutes, 5 times a week, can not only keep you fit but also ward off chronic disease. The trick is to incorporate walking into your daily life. Consider walking the kids to school or the bus stop in the morning, hoofing it to pick up a bag of groceries, and walking the dog or taking a stroll after dinner each evening. One of the pros of walking is that almost everyone can do it, regardless of the fitness level.
Join a Dance Class
The couple that plays together stays together and what’s better than joining a dance class to get in shape and improve your relationship by dancing together! Any kind of dance classes will be fun as a couple and can spark your romance and at the same time maintain your level of fitness. It can also help you out socially too. Whether it be clubbing or wedding of your friend, you can impress your friends with a few moves on the dance floor.
Hit the Gym Together
It’s probably hard to fit the gym into your schedules, especially if you both work. However, making a date for your daily gym session is a great way to spend time together exercising. Of course, you don’t have to do the same routines, but just knowing that the other person is there working hard with you is usually good enough. Even better if you both have a sweet tooth and a mind for creativity, you might find creating, refining and perfecting the right kind of slimming smoothie to have after your workout. Recipes like these ones help not only replace the energy lost during a workout but the additional hit of protein will also help with the recovery, toning and development of muscle. Have fun and mess around with the ingredients, if only one of you enjoys this activity, not to worry it could be seen as a kind gesture to make a delicious smoothie for your better half.
Not only is bicycling an excellent cardiovascular exercise, but you can really explore your community by cycling to different neighborhoods or in parks, bike paths or trails. Many people cycle to commute to work. You can use cycling to your advantage. Daily life activities where walking to a distant area is not a good idea, you can cycle your way through. It’s a good cardiovascular exercise and works your quadriceps as well.
Swimming is perfect for people who have joint problems. You can join swimming courses, race each other or just swim for fun. No matter your preference, swimming is a great aerobic exercise and is fun to enjoy as a couple. Not only that, it also help to tone your arms and legs, and it’s very easy on the joints. Swimming will increase your stamina, can help ward off diabetes and high blood pressure, and relieves stress, which are all great reasons to go for a dip together.
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