Unless you have been living under a rock, all the health benefits, disease fighting, and mental sharpness as reasons to stay fit are pretty clear to most of you. Those are pretty motivating factors in themselves. But just in case those are not quite enough, how about considering the ways that fitness improves your relationships.
Improves your sex life! A more fit body tends to make people feel sexier and gives increased confidence. As we increase in our fitness, we are becoming more in tune with our bodies and more focused. Both of these benefits will help our ability for sexual arousal. We also have more energy, stamina flexibility, strength, and endurance. We’ll let you connect the dots on those benefits and specifically how they improve your sex life 😉
- Buddy system bonds together with friends: Team bonding is not just for pro athletes. Not only does having a workout partner help you to keep accountable and on track, opportunities to connect and talk, share in a friends’ life will deepen those friendships.
- Playing with grandchildren: Studies have long confirmed that families that play together form deeper bonds and learn better communication. When you stay active and share in those activities with your grandchildren, it opens up opportunities to talk and listen, getting a deeper connection into their lives. Your grandchildren will view you with different eyes when they see you venturing out and having fun in their world.
- Staying active with your adult children keeps you relevant in their lives. Often times during your children’s high school and college years, they pull more into their social circles of their friends more than their families. As your relationships with your adult children change, working out together can bring closeness and communication back into your relationships on a different level than when they were younger. Simply going on walks or hikes and connecting is all it can take. Taking on a new, challenging activity together, like training for a cancer fund raising run can help you bond with common goals.
- Fitness with your spouse improves your marriage: Beyond the benefits found in the bedroom, Opportunities to make time with each other in your busy week is crucial to a strong marriage, why not spend that time getting and staying healthy together? Teaming up to encourage each other will offer not only more opportunities to communicate, but deepen your connection on many levels.
Getting fit and healthy improves your physical, emotional, psychological outlook. When your stress is reduced, all your relationships are affected in positive ways just because your view on things can be different due to reduction of stress in your life. Get fit, reduce stress, and relate better with all you come in contact with.
We would love to hear from you some ways that you have seen positive changes in your relationships due to fitness in your life.