Change can be difficult, especially when it comes to lifestyle changes around food, physical activity and bad habits. If you’re thinking about adopting a new, healthy habit – such as exercise or healthy eating – studies show that making these changes with your partner increases the chances of success.
It makes sense, of course. It seems that it would be easier to avoid eating sugary foods if your partner isn't sitting there eating them in front of you, but this is just part of it.
Should I Go On A Diet With My Partner?
Changing the way you eat with the support of your partner can up your chances of success. Not only because there will be less temptation, but also because the mutual support can help give you the encouragement and motivation you need when times get tough. There’s a sense of obligation and accountability involved, too.
For example, if your partner is struggling, encourage him or her to keep going. This will give you a boost, too. And, the shared success is that much sweeter.
Should My Partner And I Exercise Together?
Absolutely. There are many reasons why this can be effective. Friendly competition, encouragement and fun are all aspects that can help make your new lifestyle a success. The two of you will influence each other to do your best, even if you don't always feel like it.
One of you may have an off day here or there, and that's okay. Because your other half is continuing on with the program, you will be less likely to quit when you hit a snag. You can each set a good example for the other.
If you are serious about getting fit and developing a healthy lifestyle, personal training can make a huge difference. With personal training, you not only get a healthy dose of motivation and encouragement, you also get one-on-one training and a custom routine that works for your current level of fitness and helps you achieve your goals faster.
Ralph Roberts has worked with countless clients over the years and offers training for men and women of all fitness types and activity levels. He can help you kick off your healthy lifestyle and give you tips on how to keep each other motivated, too. You can find Ralph Roberts at the Downtown Athletic Club in Amarillo.
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