Couples who sweat together, stay together: 7 diet and workout tips

Get your fitness goals turned into couple goals this Valentine’s day with these diet and workout tips for two!
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For life partners to fitness partners, these tips may come in handy! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aman Puri Published: 13 Feb 2022, 03:00 pm IST
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What do celebrity couples like Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma, Shahid Kapoor-Mira Rajput, Tiger Shroff-Disha Patani have in common? They workout together and inspire each other to stay fit! Basically, they are the OG fit couples we take inspiration from. Partners often socialize, eat out, travel, get clicked together, and enjoy other recreational activities. However, in the current times, taking care of each other’s health is seen as a pivotal form of love. Working out together is a great way to bring a couple closer and bond with one another.

A healthy, disease-free, and stress-free lifestyle is the key to an eternally strong relationship with your better half. Being physically fit will instinctively make two people in a relationship feel good about not only themselves but about each other as well. This can surely work as a motivational factor for carving a great relationship.

Tips for couples to to meet health and fitness goals together:


1. Cook together

A date night that involves cooking a healthy meal together could be one of the best ideas for a couple to spend time with each other. Choose nutritious dishes and consider each other’s preferences. Make use of a good amount of healthy foods such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, chicken, fish, cottage cheese, among others. Choose organic, seasonal, and locally available foods and avoid packaged, preserved or canned foods as they are loaded with unhealthy fats, sugar, salt, and preservatives.

Cooking at home together can help you bond better! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Try to do a couple workout

As we said, ‘couples that sweat together, stay together’, Invest time in some kind of physical activity such as couple yoga, any favourite sports, swimming, running, a brisk walk, or training together at the gym. Joining a spiritual session or a meditation class together can also help in maintaining mental and emotional health. Remember, your overall well-being can always help to keep your relationship in a good shape. You can also try some couple-oriented HIIT exercises such as high knees, burpees, partner push-ups, pull ups, high jumps, Russian twist pass, among others to accelerate the heart rate and work on those muscles.

3. Motivate your partner

Doing things in each other’s company will not only allow couples to spend more time together, but they can also mutually motivate each other. Inspiring your partner will help them achieve their fitness goals faster and easier. In case anyone of you has any harmful addictions, your partner can help you overcome them with immense care, love, and motivation.

4. Set realistic goals

There will be times when your partner might feel low and lazy to engage in any physical activity. In such daunting times, it becomes important to encourage him/her to workout at least 3-4 times a week. Push forward your significant other and pump up that positive energy into him/her to be the better version of yourself.

5. Take preventive measures

Prioritize your health as well as your partner’s well-being by focusing on nutritious food. Try being in a healthy weight bracket. Get a full-body check up done on a regular basis to assess physical health from time to time. This can help detect any kind of underlying illnesses, based on which one can take precautionary treatments/measures to prevent a greater risk in future.

Focus on your own health too! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

6. Make fitness a healthy competition

A healthy and light-hearted competition between couples can do wonders. Setting up a significant benchmark for your partner can help them excel and inspire them to work to the best of their abilities. However, be careful of hurting their self-esteem or offending them.

7. Pre-plan your meals together

Fix an entire week’s menu and head out for the grocery shopping together. One tends to eat in a much more organised and healthy way when meals are pre-planned and all the required ingredients are in place. Share the responsibilities of planning things, cooking, shopping, setting up the dinner table, and others equally. Consider each other’s food preferences and appreciate the other person when he/she cooks for you or takes you out for your favourite meal.


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About the Author

Aman Puri is a visionary and an entrepreneur with an aim to transform the sports, wellness and health industry.  He aims to transform the world of sports nutrition in India with the objective of introducing high-quality supplements and to follow a unique vision of serving people of all age groups. Aman holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies and Development with Specialisation in Eating Habits, Health and Environment from the Ambedkar University, Delhi.  He also holds Certifications from Nesta – USA as a Sports Nutrition Specialist, Kids Nutrition Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Sleep Science Coach Certification and Sports Psychology Coach Certification.
Aman has a strong inclination towards sports and is an acclaimed International Mountain Biker and a Cross Country Duathlon Athlete with participation in India, Nepal and Australia. He has participated in over 100 tournaments including Marathon Running, Cycling, Triathlon, Duathlon, Adventure Races. He is the two-time participant of several races like the Time MTB Himalaya- Asia's Toughest Race; Time HHMR- World's Highest Altitude MTB Race; Time Himalayan Rush Participation - Cross Country Duathlon, Nepal. Mr. Puri has been a very honest and dedicated sports person and promotes the idea of sports and fitness being an inclusive part of everyone’s life. He has developed the trust of thousands if sports and fitness enthusiasts across the globe and is the Brand Ambassador for Merida India, ESI Grips - USA and StemCaps – USA.
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