Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your body and overall health.
Regular exercise not only helps you lose weight and look better, but it also reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease and offers a myriad of other health benefits.
Do you love exercising? There’s no better feeling in the world than the way you feel after a good sweat session. But does your husband refuse to exercise?
Whether you want him to exercise for physical preferences or health benefits, there are ways to talk him into working out.
Here’s how to encourage your husband to work out.
Emphasize the Health Benefits
If your hubby is packing on the pounds, the last thing you want to do is say he’s fat and to lose weight. If you know a workout routine can keep his weight in check, find other reasons to get him into the gym with you.
While exercise offers benefits such as improving your lung health, these reasons may not resonate with him (especially if he has no health problems). But exercise offers even more benefits that he can probably relate to.
For example, exercise improves your sleep. If your husband struggles to sleep at night, explain a consistent exercise routine can help him sleep at night.
Don’t Make Him Feel Ashamed
Sure, he may have one slice of pizza too many. Sure, he may sit on the couch and watch Netflix for too long. You notice the flaws in his diet and behavior.
The last thing you want to do is make him feel ashamed of his current lifestyle choices. Bullying your hubby will only make him resent you.
You want him to make healthy changes in life. But having a happy marriage is still the biggest priority.
Inform Him He’s Fallen Off Course
Was your hubby active in the past and fell off course? It happens and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. As his partner, you can inform him of his past fitness success and state he should get back into exercising.
You can also word it as a question. A good example is, “you used to love working out, why did you stop?”
Exercise Improves Your Sex Life
Sure, you want your husband to exercise. But he probably wants something else from you (and you know what that is). Kill two birds with one stone and explain exercise improves sex.
There actually is science behind this explanation. Regular exercise improves libido in women. And for men, exercise can help them achieve a hard and long-lasting erection.
To add to the chemistry, start exercising together. Get a gym membership or do home workouts together. The reward afterward can be fun in the bedroom!
How to Encourage Your Husband to Exercise: Yes, It’s Possible!
Do you love exercising but your husband has no interest in fitness? You can get your hubby to the gym with you! You just have to know how to encourage your husband to work out.
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