It’s Not Just You, It’s Health for Two!

A lot of people find it harder to keep on top of their health when they’re in a relationship. A lot of the work people do to get fit and stay that way is in the pursuit of finding someone. And, once that time comes, it doesn’t feel like there’s much point anymore. But, in reality, your health and fitness are much more than the exercise you do. Once you’re in a relationship, your considerations in this area have to be deeper. You have two people think about now, not just one. And, this means that there’s a lot more work to do. To help you out with this, this post will be going through some of the easy ways to make sure that you’re always on top of your fitness. So, now, you just need to put it into action.

Fitness and relationships. How to balance?

She is staying healthy while dating someone. Pexels, CC0 License.

Fitness

To start, you can’t consider yourself to be healthy unless a doctor tells you so. Most people don’t know enough about the human body to make a judgement like this about themselves. So, you should be going to see a medical professional at least once every six months. This will give you a chance to ask them about your improvements. And, what you could be doing to make yourself even fitter. Having someone else to do this with will make it a lot easier; you just have to book the appointments for both of you.

Exercise contributes to a large portion of the efforts you have to make to be fit. Without exercise, your body won’t be able to work at its peak. Your organs will be weaker than they should be. And, this can cause some serious issues in later life. A lot of people find it much easier to keep fit when they have a gym buddy. Being in a relationship with someone gives you a perfect chance to start a routine with them. Once you’ve started using a gym buddy when you’re exercising; you’ll find it much harder to stop exercising because of lack of motivation.

Like exercise, your diet also plays a massive part in your fitness and health. Unfortunately, though, getting into a relationship isn’t the best time to start dieting. A lot of people like to experiment with new foods with a new partner. And, doing this will make it hard for you to keep your food sensible. Of course, you should always allow yourself the occasional treat. But, even when dating, it’s important to make sure you’re eating healthily. When working with someone else on something like this, it can be a good help to establish some rules before you start. With both of you working on something together, it will be harder to stop doing it.

Sex, health, and relationships

Take steps to ensure you stay healthy in the bedroom, like this woman. Pexels, CC0 License.

In the bedroom

Now, it’s time to think about an aspect of health which is seldom considered by people as they first start dating. Unfortunately, your intimate times with your partner are some of the riskiest for your health. A lot of people don’t realize, but sexual intercourse is one of the biggest spreaders of disease in the world. With most people, you’ll be completely safe. But, with others, it could be worth using some contraceptives to keep you safe.

For the first few weeks with them, a condom should be involved. And, from there, options from an organisation like Dr Marie could be helpful. For example, long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) is a “set and forget” form of contraception that can last months or years, depending on what is chosen. It can help prevent an unwanted pregnancy. Indeed, it’s worth waiting until you’re completely prepared for a baby. Then, if you decide to have a child, this option or others will still be removable.

Of course, you should also be aware of issues like toxic shock syndrome and UTIs when you’re intimate with someone. Failing to use the toilet after intercourse can result in these issues, even when you’re healthy in other areas. You should do some research to make sure you understand exactly what different issues can be caused by sex. These small considerations can make the future a lot easier for you. And, it’s usually very easy to avoid issues. So, it’s worth thinking through all of them before you decide to go unprotected.

Encourage your romantic partner to exercise

Motivate one another as a couple, whether it’s going to the gym or eating healthy. Pexels Image (CC0 License).

Using each other

As a couple, you have one of the greatest resources out there: each other. You have two people to remember what to do. So, you won’t be forgetting your morning-after pills or your gym sessions each day. And, working with someone else can provide a huge amount of motivation when exercising. It gives you someone to compare results with. It also gives you someone to help you along the way. People will often give themselves days off when they’re working out alone. But, a day off will quickly become a week. And, a week can become forever. It’s much harder to let someone else down than it is to let yourself down. And, this is a large part of the reason to have a gym partner.

In a lot of cases, working with your partner will also trigger some healthy competition, though. This sort of competition will usually revolve around the results you achieve. Challenging your loved on to a race or an endurance event will make you both work a lot harder. And, this will give you better results. But, be careful. This added pressure could take the fun away for your partner. So, always make sure nothing is too serious. Instead, you need to make sure that you only pick on small things which are easily changed. Someone can’t help it if they’re simply not as fast or strong as you are.

Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start working on your fitness alongside your partner. Once you’re in a relationship, you have to work hard to find new ways to keep fit and healthy. You’ll have less free time. And, this means that you have to work extra hard to fit in the important things in life.

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22 thoughts on “It’s Not Just You, It’s Health for Two!

  1. You sure know how to inspire! Christy, I enjoyed this post. Oh, how I wish I can confidently say I have someone to share in the inspiration! Since I find it helpful, I believe a reblog might enable someone or two to be inspired!

    • Thanks, Rose. My words about sex here made a few people uncomfortable but I do think it’s important to at least briefly touch on. I appreciate your words.

  2. It is not a bad subject to talk about Diet and Exercising. It has to be done as I see so many over-weighted women around me every day. And I think dear you you must start looking at yourself. Young girls dressed to show more of their stomach than their head .. So what are they thinking about. Not about happiness, not about having self consciousness or giving love to others .We must start a new culture. Not on clothing but on living. Look at girls 5-6 year old looking like small pigs. It´s scaring I can tell you. Thanks for your engagement but I stand up for a proper diet and much for a good and healthy way of living including daily exercise. Take care sweet Christy ..

  3. Wise advise. Often when we’re in a caretaking situation we tend to put the other before ourselves. I know I do this with my husband. But we have to remember to take care of ourselves to be strong enough to take care of others. ❤

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