Relationships and fitness go hand-in-hand; both require hard work, commitment but are worth it!
Modern life can be busy, demanding and hence has one’s attention being pulled in different directions.
Country Director for Herbalife Nutrition Ghana, Clarence Amenyah has highlighted the correlation between a healthy body and maintaining a healthy relationship.
“Good health from consistent exercise cannot be underestimated in the month of love. Good health gives the peace of mind and places one in a better position to show or affirm love to people around us.
Exercising with one’s partner affords the couple a time to bond and share experiences.
“Through such activities, the moods of the couples are improved and this impacts positively on the relationship,” he said.
He added that “Good nutrition is the way to go in the quest to achieve physical fitness that translates into wellbeing in our relationships. Eating the rich balance of food from all the food groups is important in maintaining a healthy body. When in doubt as the right choice of food with all the food nutrients in their right quantities, Herbalife has a bespoke range of products to sort you out”.
If you are keen on working on your body and your relationship in this month of love, try these:
Ditch Excess Baggage
The stressors of modern life can be overwhelming. Many couples end up having to choose between taking care of their own needs and planning time with their partner. This tug-of-war can cause long-term resentment in the relationship.
Think about what “quality time” with your partner involves. If it always revolves around eating, it can be even more difficult to stay on track with your personal health goals.
Make date night more exciting: Go to a new dance class, Go for a run together or even a brisk walk!
Bond over Endorphins
When a goal is shared, the likelihood of success increases. Accomplishing something together can strengthen the bond of any relationship.
There’s something special about sweating in the gym or going on a hike together; it gives couples quality time that’s also constructive. You learn more about each other, learn new exercises together and experience improved moods.
The natural endorphin pheromones released from exercising and a post-workout glow can even make you feel more attracted to each other!
When a couple works towards a shared goal that is physical, it gives them something positive to stay connected to on a regular basis. While exercising, put your phone (and other tech devices) away.
Focus on how you feel, engage in conversations with your partner and have some friendly competition!
Physical Connection and Trust
It can be very meaningful when your partner teaches you a new skill. The physical connection created from helping each other, with pull-ups or spotting with weights, can help to build trust and connectivity which continues long after the workout is over.
In applying all these, do not forget to stay hydrated and keep a smile on your face always.
Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier.
The Company has been on a mission for nutrition – changing people’s lives with great nutrition products and programs – since 1980. Herbalife Nutrition’s targeted nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through its independent members in more than 90 countries.
Through its corporate social responsibility efforts, Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) and its Casa Herbalife programmes to help bring good nutrition to children in need.
Herbalife Nutrition is also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe.
Source: Amanda Nkansah, Contributor