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7 Reasons to Get Sexy and Be a Fit Couple

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You’re married. You may or may not have kids. Plus you work, have activities you attend, act as a part-time taxi driver and you’re pursuing your passion.

You are BUSY. And that is an understatement.

So, why would you of all people want to have an emphasis on exercise in your already hectic life?

Because it impacts you personally and can have a profound impact on those around you.

7 Reasons to Get Sexy and Be a Fit Couple

1. Fitness Improves Your Mood

Have you ever had a discussion morph into something more with your spouse for what seemed like no apparent reason? Maybe one of you was just in a rotten mood to start with and things spiraled out of control from there.

Physical fitness stimulates chemicals in your brain that leave you feeling happier and more relaxed than you were before you worked out. Not to mention the fact that you’ll be looking good and feeling more self-confident (and perhaps a bit less defensive).

2. Fitness Combats Chronic Diseases

This is about your heartbeat and well beyond it. If you stick to an exercise ritual, you will reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and a host of other major diseases.

There are no guarantees, but hopefully you’ll be around longer, enjoy lower health insurance and other costs, and enjoy a higher quality of life with your spouse. Heck, maybe you’ll even compete in an event together and cross the finish line hand-in-hand.

3. Fitness Helps You Manage Your Weight

This isn’t about being a magazine model, but you feeling awesome in your own body. The key is that you feel attractive and in return have the self-confident with whatever you are wearing. This will have a huge impact on your marriage and your sex life…especially when no clothes are on and the lights are on.

It’s pretty simple: when you engage in physical fitness, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn and the easier it is to keep your weight under control.

4. Fitness Boosts Your Energy Level

When you are physically fit you will experience a level of energy that you will sustain during the day. There will be no need for artificial stimulants to help you get through the day.

With the need for more energy! The good news is that your cardiovascular efficiency and your overall energy levels will improve with regular fitness.

Here’s to late night bonding (and “quality time”)!

5. Fitness Promotes Better Sleep

There are times when “disagreements” in your marriage may stem from a lack of sleep. With all of the demands that we mentioned above, sleep is the easiest thing to give up.

We know as we have been there ourselves over the years.

Your sleep schedule is vital to being a fit couple. You both need to have quality sleep during the precious time that you devote to rejuvenation. Regular physical fitness can help you fall asleep faster and allow for a deeper night of sleep.

Good sleep then helps with #1 above.

6. Fitness can put the Spark Back in Your Sex Life

Okay, so we need to provide some facts here to clarify how this correlation occurs (although all you really need to know is that fitness improves time in the sack).

Not only does physical fitness leave you feeling energized and looking better, but it can actually lead to enhanced arousal for women. And men with regular fitness routines are less likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction than are men who don’t exercise (especially as they get older).

7. Fitness can be Fun!

We enjoy at-home workouts that are intense as the results they provide us are awesome. You don’t have to be as intense and overt with your fitness routine as we are.

Whatever the activity you choose have fun with it. Also, get your whole family involved with fitness. Plan a neighborhood kickball or toss the football around. Find a physical activity that you enjoy, and go for it. If you get bored, try something new. If you’re moving, it’s exercise!

There you have it – seven very sexy reasons your marriage needs physical fitness.

Fitness Gift Ideas for Your Other Half This Christmas

Fitness Christmas Gifts for CouplesFed up exercising on your own?

It’s true that it’s much easier to maintain motivation and enthusiasm for exercise if it is taken with a group or another person. Hence the popularity of team games: good healthy exercise with social intercourse thrown in.

Those that do exercise alone often use distraction techniques – such as when solo joggers use their iPods to alleviate the boredom. If you’re not the team-games type but you have a partner who is unwilling to exercise with you, why not try some encouragement this Christmas?

This is an ideal opportunity to encourage your spouse to join you on a run or at the gym by buying an inspiring Christmas gift.

How about a pair of expensive running shoes or new clothes to wear at the gym, some exercise equipment to be used at home or your own at-home fitness program? There are plenty of options available to spark an interest in your partner so that you can enjoy exercising together.

  • Exercise at home

You might ask why you should buy fitness equipment when it’s just as easy to attend a gym together on a regular basis, but the truth is that gym fees are expensive, and they don’t necessarily offer a better deal for a joint membership.

It can be far less burdensome on your bank balance to invest in quality fitness equipment or an at-home program that will be used regularly by both of you.

  • Fitness gifts for men

Weights make a great gift for men, helping to strengthen their muscles and tone their body. Weights can take up a great deal of space, however, which may not be ideal for a smaller home, but there are some dumbbells on the market that have taken this problem on.

Dumbbells are available that contain a set of different weights in one handy unit. All that is needed is a turn of a dial to adjust the weight.

If your other half already has a set of weights but wants to work on his upper body, help him to achieve perfect pushups with a pair of pushup handles. These enable the user to engage in a smooth arm rotation; making it easier on the hands and working more muscles than are averagely used in a normal pushup.

As a bonus, they will not take up much room either.

  • Fitness gifts for women

Make fitness fashion-conscious with some trendy workout gear. Include tops in a material that allows the skin to breathe and not overheat, as well as items that can actually have medical as well as fitness benefits, such as running socks.

These can enhance muscle performance, improve circulation in the legs and, if the person wearing them has had an injury, help to cut down recovery time. Search online for ‘running socks women’ for more information.

Another gift that many women (and men) will enjoy receiving is a fitness tracker. Worn like a wristwatch, a fitness tracker calculates the number of laps a runner has completed, the distance traveled, how slow or fast they have moved, and perhaps most importantly, the number of calories that have been burned.

Such a device can let you know just how much benefit you are getting from your fitness regime, whether you are pushing yourself too hard or not hard enough.

  • Fitness gifts for both of you

A gift that can be bought for your other half, but from which you can both benefit, is the Wii Fit console. A fun and interactive device, you can continue your fitness workouts by indulging in skiing, stretching with yoga practices or playing tennis with a superstar.

Christmas offers a wonderful opportunity for you to buy your spouse or partner a fitness gift that will not only be useful, but also welcome, as an incentive to carry on with the good work of keeping fit and healthy.

Whether you exercise at home or at an expensive health club, the experience will be more fulfilling if your partner enjoys keeping fit with you.

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