It is a well known that we all need to work out to have better health. Most of us even know that having a workout partner increases our chances of success. But did you know that when your spouse is your workout partner that the chance of success goes even higher?
This is because when your spouse is your workout partner, you have a built in person that is there for you all the time. They live with you. They see you day in and day out and you can’t pull the wool over their eyes. You might call another workout partner and tell them that you woke up feeling badly but your spouse knows you better than anyone else and knows if you are truly under the weather. It is much more difficult to get out of a workout and that is a good thing.
They can also encourage you in ways that others can’t. They can tell you that you are doing this for the children you share and the life you want to share for many years to come. Also, you both know the right times in your daily routine when it work best to squeeze a workout in unlike trying to match your routine up with a friend who lives across town.
It is also helpful when your spouse is your workout partner because it helps you to stay on track with other areas of health and fitness like your diet. Your spouse knows when you are eating right and when you aren’t making healthy choices. If you have the same goal of healthy living together then it is much easier to stay on track because you can keep the kinds of foods in the home that supports the lifestyle you both want to achieve.
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