Your partner’s weight – not his sparkling eyes or sense of humor – may have been what drew you to him, finds research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Couples tend to share similar body fat levels when they meet – and are likely to stay that way over the years. Similarly other research shows that if one partner improves his/her habits, the other may follow suit. Here are 13 lifestyle tips to be healthy together.
Motivate and reward
Be it the extra inches around the waist or a belly, it’s important to not shame your partner over his body. Start by talking about fitness and adding that both of you need to dedicate some time to exercise everyday for a long and healthy life together. Set small goals like scheduling a run three times a week or losing 2 kilos, and reward each other for the hard work with a thoughtful gift. A reward system works well to stay on track. Also track your progress on your smart phone or tablet with apps like Nike+ Running, My fitness Pal or Calorie Counter. You could even start a Continue reading “10 simple and super effective ways to live healthy ever after.” »