As newlyweds are faced with the drastic changes of becoming married, they must struggle through stressful times together. One of the best ways to relieve the stress of a young marriage is by exercising together. Exercise promotes endorphins, which make people feel good and it helps individuals manage stress. Anger can be relieved through physical activity. By working out together, couples can spend time together and motivate one another, while relieving stress.
Any workout that a husband and wife are going to do together must be conducive to men and women. It should be something both spouses enjoy doing and something they can excel at. Here are five exercises that couples can do together.
Going running together allows spouses to spend time with each other, without distractions clamoring for attention nearby. During a jog, there are no cell phones to answer or emails to read. All there is to do is run next to your spouse. This can be on the shoulder of a country road, through a park or along a wooded trail. It can be for a short stint or a long run. Because running is very flexible, it is one of the best exercises for spouses to do together.
It is not as easy to converse while biking as it is while running, but biking is another exercise that people can enjoy with others. Taking breaks to enjoy impressive views provides moments of peaceful rest. These times can turn into precious memories, as couples enjoy the views along a route. For a special trip, consider biking to a restaurant and winery, where there is an incentive to reach your destination.
In general, men have an advantage over women in tennis, because men are usually taller and stronger than women. However, tennis is a sport that almost anyone can participate in, for their entire life. If a match between spouses is lopsided, perhaps playing another couple would be a more competitive game. A tennis match followed by lunch could be a unique double date.
4. Cross Country Skiing
Going cross country skiing is one of the most physically demanding, yet romantic, activities newlyweds can do. The sport’s cardiovascular demands will tax even the most fit, but can be enjoyed by average people. Gliding along a snow-covered trail and watching the surrounding nature might even lead to a kiss during a break.
Similar to cross country skiing, hiking is a good way to find a secluded area. Along a trail, husbands and wives can delight in each other’s company and the quietness. The strenuousness of the workout can accommodate almost any fitness level, as different trails can be taken at different paces.
These five ideas are workouts that both husbands and wives can participate in. They are designed to physically challenge couples, which will help them reduce stress, but this is not all. Running, biking, cross country skiing and tennis are all great ways to create precious memories. During these workouts, couples should leave any potentially distracting devices behind, so they can focus on building their marriage.