You’re married. You may or may not have kids. Plus you work, have activities you attend, part-time taxi driver and pursuing your passion.
You are BUSY. And that is an understatement.
So, why would you of all people want to have an emphasis on exercise in your already hectic life?
Because it impacts you personally and can have a profound impact on those around you.
When you make fitness something you do each week it benefits you and together you can be a fit couple.
Fitness Improves Your Mood
Have you ever had a discussion morph into something more with your spouse for what seemed like no apparent reason? Maybe one of you was just in a rotten mood to start with and things spiraled out of control from there.
Physical fitness stimulates chemicals in your brain that leave you feeling happier and more relaxed than you were before you worked out.
Not to mention the fact that you’ll be looking good and feeling more self-confident (and perhaps a bit less defensive).
Fitness Combats Chronic Diseases
This is about your heartbeat and well beyond it. If you stick to an exercise ritual, you will reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and a host of other major diseases.
There are no guarantees, but hopefully you’ll be around longer, enjoy lower health insurance and other costs, and enjoy a higher quality of life with your spouse.
Heck, maybe you’ll even compete in an event together and cross the finish line hand-in-hand.
Fitness Helps You Manage Your Weight
This isn’t about being a magazine model, but you feeling awesome in your own body. The key is that you feel attractive and in return have the self-confident with whatever you are wearing.
This will have a huge impact on your marriage and your sex life. Especially when no clothes are on and the lights are on.
It’s pretty simple: when you engage in physical fitness, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn and the easier it is to keep your weight under control.
Fitness Boosts Your Energy Level
When you are physically fit you will experience a level of energy that you will sustain during the day. There will be no need for artificial stimulants to help you get through the day.
With the need for more energy! The good news is that your cardiovascular efficiency and your overall energy levels will improve with regular fitness.
Here’s to late night bonding (and “quality time”)!
Fitness Promotes Better Sleep
There are times when “disagreements” in your marriage may stem from a lack of sleep. With all of the demands that we mentioned above, sleep is the easiest thing to give up.
We know as we have been there ourselves over the years.
Your sleep schedule is vital to being a fit couple. You both need to have quality sleep during the precious time that you devote to rejuvenation.
Regular physical fitness can help you fall asleep faster and allow for a deeper night of sleep.
Good sleep then helps with #1 above.
Fitness can put the Spark Back in Your Sex Life
Okay, so we need to provide some facts here to clarify how this correlation occurs (although all you really need to know is that fitness improves time in the sack).
Not only does physical fitness leave you feeling energized and looking better, but it can actually lead to enhanced arousal for women.
And men with regular fitness routines are less likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction than are men who don’t exercise (especially as they get older).
Fitness can be Fun!
We enjoy at-home workouts that are intense as the results they provide us are awesome. You don’t have to be as intense and overt with your fitness routine as we are.
Whatever the activity you choose have fun with it. Also, get your whole family involved with fitness. Plan a neighborhood kickball or toss the football around.
Find a physical activity that you enjoy, and go for it. If you get bored, try something new. If you’re moving, it’s exercise!
There you have it – seven very sexy reasons your marriage needs physical fitness.