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Exercise Together

Now that the long winter is over, and summer is upon us, I've been spending a lot of time outside. One of the best things about summer is that you can exercise on a regular basis and enjoy nature at the same time.

Another benefit to regular exercise is the opportunity to spend quality time with your spouse. Exercise can be a great bonding activity. Not only do you get to spend time with your spouse, you can also work together on a healthy lifestyle.

Exercise doesn’t have to be time-intensive or a burden. An evening walk can be a great time to process your day and share your thoughts, feelings, dreams, and emotions with your spouse. You can share the days joys and sufferings and learn more about each other.

Like anything else, exercise can become boring if it is rote. For example, if you walk the same path every day, the walking can become tedious. Try varying your exercises. Perhaps one day you bike, the next day you walk, or maybe try walking an area that you don't usually walk in.

No matter what activity you choose to do together, make sure you spend time listening, as well as talking.

One of the most difficult things about being married, is that you can be married for very long time. Twenty years after your wedding day, even just five years after your wedding day, you both can be two completely different people. Exercising on a regular basis together provides the opportunity for you each to rediscover each other daily.

Instead of spending your next evening watching TV, get outside and enjoy nature. It'll be a great opportunity for you to enjoy your marriage.