How to Give Your Relationship a Boost
There’s no doubting that relationships need effort to work, they just don’t happen. You have to set aside quality time with your partner whenever and however you can. As a result of working with people and their personal lives, I’ve seen many relationships fall apart for a whole variety of reasons, but particularly because they’ve stopped relating to each other, communication lines have been broken as a result of limited time and increased stress, creating distance between them and often they aren’t finding themselves as attracted as they once were.
Exercise is not only a great way to stay in shape and keep physically attracted, but it’s a great way to spend quality time with your partner. A run, a walk, a jog, a personal training session or a weight training session, when taken together, are all excellent ways to have fun with your partner whilst keeping in shape, without daily household interruption or distraction.
Exercise brings an added benefit to the relationship equation in that it increases your sex drive. This is not only because people tend to feel better about themselves and are more confident when they exercise regularly, but also because they have altered their hormonal balance with an increase in testosterone. Testosterone is the dominant hormone found in men and any form of exercise, particularly weight training, can boost your natural levels and in turn boosts your sex drive. In addition, Testosterone gives you more strength and aggression to undertake daily tasks head on, improves confidence and self motivation and tends to make you more competitive.
I see many couples whose relationship has become a bit strained prior to commencing their training program and then within a couple of weeks they are laughing, giggling and behaving like new lovers…..even my 60 and 70 something clients! So if you find your relationship has become a bit dull and you are simply coexisting as life passes you by, organize some exercise activity together. It will reduce stress levels, encourage communication and a few laughs, make you both healthier and boost that incredibly important hormone!
We all tend to take our partner for granted at one point or another because we coexist and get caught up in the daily grind. My best advice is to remember what is important to you most at the end of the day, who will stand by you in times of trouble and then ask yourself what have you done for them lately? I’m sure you’ve heard it all before – just do it!