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Relationship Reboot: Get Sweaty

Relationship Reboot: Get Sweaty

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes do it outside. Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minillo make it a race. Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell like it extra hot.

No, this post isn’t a tell-tall about celebrity couples’ sex lives—I’m talking about their workouts. All of these couples make a habit of burning calories together—Cruise and Holmes go for runs, Lachey and Minillo are both triathletes, and Romijn and O’Connell practice Bikram yoga together.

Research has shown that working out together helps creates a better bond, and couples who have fun together by stepping away from responsibilities report happier marriages.

So what if couples doing downward dog in a 100-degree room isn’t your idea of fun? Try these options instead:

  • Go for a long walk. My boyfriend and I make sure to get at least one long walk—a couple of hours, usually—in every week. Long walks mean long talks—sometimes a luxury when you’re both juggling work, happy hours and kids.

  • Think outside the box. Who needs a jog when you can drive to the beach and rent jet-skis? Or kayaking?

  • Try something new. Learning a new sport or taking a class together will make for some serious bonding. Why not sign up for a rock-climbing class or dare to take scuba-diving lessons?

  • Teach each other something. He has two left feet and you go salsa dancing with your friends every month? Bring him to your favorite club and teach him a few moves (just not on girl’s night!) Was he a star athlete in high school? Suggest hitting the park/court/wherever and learn his favorite sport.

Do you work out with your significant other? Tell us in the comments!

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Read more: Dating, Love, Relationships

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1:59AM PST on Mar 1, 2013

Thank you .)

10:23AM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

thnx fr this

10:23AM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

thnx fr this

10:22AM PDT on Jun 9, 2012


11:08AM PDT on Jun 2, 2012


1:25AM PDT on Jun 2, 2012

Yeah, but you'd have to let him win.

1:22AM PDT on Jun 2, 2012

This would, precisely, ruin any relationship. Nobody likes the smell of sweat, except maybe some deviants.

1:21AM PDT on Jun 2, 2012

Get sweaty and stinky. Yuk.

5:04PM PDT on May 31, 2012

Thanks for posting!

10:37AM PDT on May 31, 2012

We don't work out together, but I like to believe that we have a strong bond. Vive la difference!:)

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