Many couples spend hours after work watching TV and not talking. It’s easy to fall into this routine. However, If you are hoping to figure out how to spice things up, then it is necessary to find something that both of you like to do. One of the most beneficial things that a couple can do together is exercise. Exercise will get you both in shape and loving each other’s good looks once more. Often, couples disagree on the exercise format. Which often keeps them from doing their workout together. Here are three exercise techniques that will are fun, healthy and will strengthen your relationship.
1. Walking – Nearly everyone can do it, and it does not drain you too much. Going walking with your spouse can help you both chat about what is going wrong. It removes stress and lowers blood pressure. It improves your mood. Having that big discussion is not good if both of you are grumpy and lethargic. Deal with it when you both are moving. That will make sure that you are in a positive mood. Walking is a calming exercise that really does not require much investment. You can be flexible about how and when you do it. It can be long or short. If both of you walk regularly each day, it can be a big trust builder in your home. If you have children, bring them along with you. If that is not acceptable, get a babysitter. Just make sure that you set aside some time for it each day, and your marriage should improve immensely.
2. Yoga – Yoga helps you both calm down. It removes tension in your body. Stretching can make you both stronger. Women often like to do yoga more than men, but it is a good exercise just before you both sleep or wake up. There are a lot of good resources out there for basic yoga stretching. You do not have to try anything major. Take a class together if you wish. Have just a simple chart of basic exercises. It will help you handle your mood better if you have disciplined your body to hold challenging poses. Mesh leggings might be fun to wear during your yoga stretching if you are a lady. Start simply. Doing stretches that are calming are better than strenuous after a big work day.
3. Tandem Bicycling – This is a good way to commute without wasting money on fuel. There are many bicycle and adult tricycle models that can carry more than one person. Shop around. It is a good investment for your marriage. There are some good guides online to tandem bicycling. Walmart has some good tandem bicycles for sale that are not that expensive. Tandem bicycling builds teamwork and also provides a healthy way to burn calories. It can actually heal the rifts in your marriage by bringing you together more frequently. You have to learn to be a team.
These are just three options to try to improve your marriage with exercise. There are a lot more that were not mentioned. Exercise is good. It makes you stronger and wiser. You will feel more attracted to your spouse if you are exercising with them. Time spent together doing something good is time that you are not apart. Take responsibility for your marriage, and start working out together today. Your wallet and your waistline will thank you for it. Your divorce attorney will not, but that is a side detail.