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4 UNEXPECTED BENEFITS OF EXERCISING AS A COUPLE

November 08, 2018
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If you and your partner have been discussing the notion of pursuing a shared sporting activity, you might just be setting yourself up for an epically rewarding, fun-filled (and lucrative!) life. Here are four unexpected benefits of exercising as a couple that go beyond just losing a few kilos and looking better in those jeans. 

YOU’LL GROW CLOSER AS A UNIT  
Working out together creates a context in which you can your partner can coordinate your actions, and we don't only mean in terms of team sports like tandem cycling or doubles tennis. Even if you are just working out in the same space, you'll find that you'll lift your weights in rhythm with your partner or match your running style to theirs. The clever folks call this nonverbal matching or mimicry, which helps you to feel emotionally in tune with your partner and holds countless benefits for your relationship. 


YOU CAN GET SOME REALLY COOL COVER 
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THERE ARE CRAZY WORKOUTS YOU CAN TRY 
When you’re an army of two, there are all sorts of crazy workouts you can try that uses your body weight in unison to tone and strengthen your bodies. Find a few inspiring couples’ workouts here. 

YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE ALL THE TIME 
Exercise causes many of the same ‘symptoms’ as physiological arousal—sweaty hands, a racing pulse, shortness of breath. These symptoms mirror, in many ways, the thrill of romantic attraction, and when those post-exercise endorphins kick in there is nothing better than being in the vicinity of your partner to share that epic high. 

These are just a few of the benefits of working out as a couple. Keep an eye on the blog in coming weeks and months as we share more insight into the romantic ideal and how you can boost the love quotient in your relationship. 


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