7 Ways in Which Exercise Can Improve Your Relationship

Infidelity, as is widely attested, is the one of the main causes for ending a relationship or causing a host of marital problems. And it is widely reported to be a big temptation by both sexes. Even though one can never be 100% sure it won’t happen to him or her, it turns out that you can find a way to prevent it in the most unusual of places. You guessed it. The gym.

The gym has been proven to be one of the best places to decrease the likelihood of that happening to you. In this article, we present you seven ways in which you can use exercising as a tool to ensure that the relationship with your partner stays as strong as possible.

 

1. Exercising diminishes stress

Stress may very well be the biggest cause to all of your life’s problems. The list of problems is endless. One of the many things stress causes are lowered testosterone levels, greater accumulation of fat and an increase in the production of cortisol, otherwise known as the ‘stress hormone’ or the ‘anti-testosterone’ hormone which decreases any type of dominance or confidence you might exude in any aspect of your relationship.

Increased cortisol levels actually enable other people to more easily push you around and harder for your partner to have respect for you. We all have our ups and downs, but experiencing chronic stress for prolonged periods will slowly creep in into the relationship and make you less attractive. With exercising, your stress levels start to decrease as well as the bad chemicals associated with it. It’s not without a reason that every American president is put on a hard training regimen when assuming office. The stress the job entails would literally burn them out in less than 2 weeks if they didn’t exercise.

 

2. It makes you look better

The excuses the cheating partner comes up with are numerous but it has been shown that the most common is how they started resenting their partner’s looks or how much they have “let themselves go”. It is the responsibility of both partners to take care of their bodies so that they can always be sexy to each other and keep the flame in the relationship. Exercise, as we all know, is the best way to do it. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to have a physique competitor’s body with a six-pack, although those wouldn’t hurt.

It simply means that you need to keep yourself in shape by exercising frequently, cutting the excess fat and trim your waistline. We often hear of someone being proud of their partner taking care of themselves especially when that someone is over 40 years old. The older you get, the threshold for what “fit’ means is getting lower and lower. Regardless of age, you can reach the peak of physical attractiveness only by exercising.

 

3. It increases testosterone levels

Countless studies have been made proving how regular daily exercise increases testosterone levels. This goes double if you are doing the big compound movements that involve multiple muscle groups like deadlifts, squats, bench presses and overhead presses. Logically it follows that by exercising you stimulate the release of these hormones inside the body which will make you stronger, tougher, bigger and more confident. Not to mention the increased libido.

Men’s performance in the bed will skyrocket once these hormones start flowing through your body’s systems. And if pleasuring your partner sexually is one of the top priorities in your relationships, then exercising is the right tool for you.

 

4. It increases the feeling of well-being

This point can be tied with the first point “Exercising diminishes stress”. If you exercise on a regular basis, you start filling your body with chemicals called endorphins which will make you a lot more cheerful and a pleasant company for others. It goes without saying that nobody wants to be around someone who is always complaining or feeling blue.

If you start spreading positive vibes around you, you will draw your partner like a magnet and will induce a desire in him or her to get some of the energy you are emanating. Not to mention, you will prevent numerous illnesses, which will diminish the chances of you coughing and sneezing around your partner making it less likely for him or her to get sick.

 

5. You will fight a lot less with your partner

Fighting is inevitable even in the most harmonious relationships, even over the minute and meaningless details, but you can take care of the majority of these issues by trying out some new training routine or getting on the treadmill for 15 minutes. In fact, let this be a challenge of sorts to you. The next time you think a fight is approaching, without much hesitation, go straight to the gym and exhaust yourself with a good training session.

We can assure you that once you are done, when you go back home you will approach the issue in a lot more diplomatic manner, even going over the issue altogether. It is important to mention that this goes for anyone you deem close in your life. For example, the next time you wish to yell at someone, go for a quick jog before doing it and see if you will still be able to do it in the same capacity.

 

6. You will not be as available as before

It is a simple fact that when you are training in the gym, you are not present at home and you don’t see your partner. It is an oft-repeated phrase that absence makes your heart grow fonder and it turns out it is completely true. When you are exercising you miss your partner’s calls and you respond to him or her a lot less often. This will make you a bigger challenge to your partner, simply by the fact you are busy at the moment.  Never underestimate how valuable it is to be busy or be perceived as busy.

 

7. Increasing jealousy in your partner (in a good way)

Havi ng healthy doses of jealousy does every relationship well. We are not talking about fear of losing someone or being paranoid which is not healthy at all. We are talking about the fact that when you go to the gym to train, your partner will naturally assume that you are surrounded by some of the best looking people of the opposite sex and that you might get a glimpse of them once in a while.

Your partner’s mind will inevitably start to compare himself or herself with those other people, which will trigger the insecurity in them enough to appreciate you more once you go back home. Considering all the facts that we’ve listed, we can safely assume that exercising is a vital part of every relationship.