Couples that get fit and work on their health together have better weight loss and fitness outcomes; someone to motivate them when the going gets tough; accountability; a great support system; and so many more benefits.
After weight loss surgery, how you eat has to change, and it’s really helpful when your partner is also a part of that journey, at least when it comes to being a part of you maintaining the new healthy weight.
4 benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle with your partner
Working out and eating healthy together might just be the most romantic thing you can do with your significant other, and there are plenty of benefits to working out and eating healthy with your partner. Here are a few of the benefits.
1. You Can Come Up with Fun Ways to Eat Healthy
If you and your partner are working towards healthier bodies together, one of the best things is that you get to experience a new way of eating together. Date night can become a time to experiment with new recipes and healthier alternatives to indulgent foods. You can come up with fun meal plans together and cooking together will be another great experience that will bring you closer together. When you go out, you can order platters or share plates and go on a new culinary journey, changing your relationship with food and being healthy together.
2. You Get to Crush Your Goals Together
Teamwork makes the dream work. When you and your significant other are working towards your fitness goals together, you have a lot more motivation to meet those goals. With someone else there, you have someone to encourage you and inspire you, and doing the workouts together feels less like a chore and more like a fun hobby you’re taking part in as a couple.
3. You Both Get the Benefits of Exercise
Working out releases endorphins that make you feel really good and doing those workouts together will make you both feel happier, and happier individuals make for happier relationships. That mood boost you get from getting a good workout session together can make you feel closer to each other and working towards the same goal will foster collaboration. This can boost your emotional bond and connection.
4. Spend Quality Time Together
Time spent in the gym doing something you enjoy together is like going on a fun date. Quality time is important for couples to bond, appreciate each other and have time together without distractions like phones, computers and TVs. You can just focus on getting your workout in together, and that can be something you’ll feel proud of after and look forward to.
The process of maintaining weight loss after surgery can be overwhelming, but when you have people on your team supporting you, and helping you work towards your goals, it becomes a lot easier to stick with. Our weight loss team is available to help answer any questions and provide the support and guidance you need. Get in touch with us today for more information.