Actively Dating? How Staying Fit Is the Best Investment You Can Make
Aesthetics, overall improvement in quality of life, improved physical and mental strength. These are some of the most important things you can be certain to get in return for investing your time and energy in working out and staying fit. Setting apart 30-45 minutes a day for exercising can go a very long way to reeling in a lot of health benefits and some more.
This is even more important if you’re in the dating pool and actively dating because a fit, healthy body is one of the traits people find desirable in a partner. Having that in the bag is sure to earn you a lot of points if you catch my drift. You don’t, that’s alright. Let’s explore some of the reasons why exercising and staying fit is an awesome investment.
1. Confidence Booster
There’s a saying that goes thus, “look good, feel good”. That is, if your outward appearance is aesthetically pleasing, you tend to have a more positive take on a lot of things. One of the most common insecurities that humans have is about their physical appearance.
Although it isn’t clothes, shoes, or some other fashion accessory, developing a fit, healthy, strong body naturally builds confidence. It becomes even more important when you are actively dating. People tend to appreciate not just the aesthetics of a physically fit body, they also appreciate the dedication and discipline it takes to build it.
2. Stay Lean, Save Money, and Have Fun Doing it
The road to physical fitness does not completely lay on the path of exercise, that is just half of it. The other half of the effort lies in eating the right foods, in the right proportions, and at the right time.
To do this efficiently, it is more advisable to prepare one’s food at home most of the time instead of eating out.
Eating in restaurants or having food delivered can get tricky due to the presence of some unwanted food components and high cost.
Furthermore, it can be quite enjoyable to experiment while cooking at home. After all, with practice, comes perfection.
3. Stress Reliever
Regular exercise facilitates the release of endorphins which has a major, positive impact on our mental health by fighting off stress and anxiety.
Furthermore, while exercising, the body temperature increases and this has been known to have a calming effect on the nerves. In a relationship, thoughtfulness is an important quality and thoughtfulness can be further accentuated when stress is eliminated.
4. Cognitive Ability
Exercising helps to maintain and improve cognitive ability. This is a particularly important benefit because cognitive ability decreases with age. Therefore, it is important to keep your mind sharp (brains can be just as attractive as a hot body). Physical activities that require the memorization of patterns and sequences (e.g. dance classes) are particularly effective for reducing the risk of mind-altering diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s.
5. Be More Attractive to Your Partner
Research has shown that people who have partners that exercise regularly and stay fit find them more desirable than the people whose partners do not practice this lifestyle. An attractive partner makes the love language, “physical touch” a lot easier to speak.
6. Improved Sex Life
Now, for the moment that you have been waiting for (just kidding), regular exercise can increase your libido and affect your sex life in all the good ways. During exercise, the body releases endorphins and sex hormones. The hormones eliminate some negative buffs in the body, for instance, they lower blood pressure and improve heart rate, inhibit the secretion of cortisol- the stress hormone, aid digestion, and relax the body.
7. Develop a Winner’s Mentality
Exercising regularly can build a person’s character and make them think like a winner. “How?” You ask. Keeping up with a daily routine of physical exertion primarily requires discipline, dedication, and focus. It also requires one to be goal-oriented and to have a lot of faith in one’s ability to push harder and achieve new milestones. Confidence and charisma can also be built through daily exercise.
It is easy for this winner’s mentality to trickle down to every other aspect of a person’s life. Your social life can also be improved from this because everyone wants to associate with a winner.
8. An Avenue to Meet New People
Being part of a health club increases your chances of meeting more people who share the same values as you. This will dramatically improve your social life, the community also provides the motivation to keep exercising and live healthily.
Not only are the benefits of exercising numerous, but they can also impact your life in very prominent ways.