A Healthy Lifestyle for Two - Couples Exercise and Diet

exercise equipment

Now more than ever, couples are making the effort to live a healthy lifestyle together.  Don't have a significant other? No problem. Find a dedicated workout partner and use this guide for two. 

When it comes down to it, the pillars of a healthy lifestyle are diet and exercise. You want to have both of these aspects of your life in check so that you can live as healthy as possible.

Eating A Proper Diet

The first step to a healthy lifestyle is a healthy diet.

Food is fuel for the body. If you don’t eat right, exercise alone won’t help you live a healthy life. 

With that in mind, you have to find the best food and supplements to fuel your body so you can reach your health goals.

A healthy meal with fruits and vegetables

There are three main types of nutrition that your body requires. These are carbs fats and proteins. When it comes to building muscle, getting enough protein is essential. 

You can add more protein to your diet by eating foods high in protein like:

  • Eggs
  • Chicken
  • Milk
  • Etc

Another way to get more protein in your diet would be through supplements. supplements allow for convenient intake of protein before or after a workout. 

Usually, these proteins are made out of whey or other animal by-products.

You can even get protein powder flavoured like chocolate-covered strawberries.

Of course, if you are vegan there is a vegan protein powder flavoured like chocolate-covered strawberries as well.

Exercise For Two

After you get your dietary needs met you're going to start focussing on doing the right couples exercise and activities.

Examples of healthy activities that can be done with a partner would be: 

  • Going for a run together
  • Play a sport together
  • Hitting the gym together
  • Etc

The important thing is that you are consistently exercising and using your body.

A man preforming a deadlift

Of course, with coronavirus going around gyms might not be open or you might not want to go into a gym. 

With that in mind, it might be a good investment to get some at-home workout equipment so you can exercise out regardless of the situation.

Some examples of equipment that could be used 

  • Dumbbells 
  • Resistance bands 
  • Etc

Of course, not everyone is going to be at the same strength when working out together. With that in mind, you can use equipment that can be adjusted to fit who is using it.

One really good choice for an at-home piece of work out equipment would be adjustable dumbbells. Why? Because they allow you to adjust how much weights are lifting depending on your personal capabilities.

Adjustable dumbbells

This means you don't have to buy a bunch of equipment and you can adjust it depending on the difference between you and your partner or how your strength increases as you grow.

The reason this equipment is good for a couples workout would be that it can be used for a variety of different levels of resistance. What this means is that the exercise fits the person doing it.

This reduces the risk of injury and should help everyone reach their health goals.

When It comes to the actual exercise it is recommended that you alternate. When your partner is resting you're doing the exercise and when you're resting your partner can do the exercise.

Another benefit of having your partner with you or your couples exercise is that if you're working out at home you can have them spot you.

In Summary 

Having that partner beside you can keep you accountable and help you reach your health goals.

So when it comes down to it, the biggest benefit of a couples workout is the increased consistency. Whether that is eating right or how often you hit the gym, having someone beside you should help you reach your health goals. 




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