Active Muslimah: How exercise can improve your marriage

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Becoming the best version of yourself will improve your marriage and in fact all of your relationships with people.

When you exercise it makes you stronger, helps you manage your weight and makes you feel youthful. So, how does this all tie in with a successful marriage?

Reduce stress and overcome challenges

Couples inevitably argue, but it’s how you deal with these arguments that will make a key difference in the success of your marriage. How can exercise help with this? Well, if you have been following this blog you will now know that exercise releases happy chemicals into the brain and it reduces your stress levels-the perfect shield for handling disputes. The positive results of exercise will help you make minor changes to your attitude and approach towards marital problems.

 The couples that train together, stay together.

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Dr Jane Greer (New York based relationship expert) says working out together is the key to a happy and healthy relationship. But you don’t necessarily have to be restricted to a gym, Dr Greer says every couple should take a 30-minute weekly walk together. A scenic walk is always a great way to plan a day out and time to connect with your partner, all the while keeping fit.

Taking care of your appearance

Have you ever been stuck in front of a mirror getting upset because you don’t look nice in your clothes, or something doesn’t hang/fit right. I think it’s safe to say that we have all been there, being unhappy with your appearance affects your mood, attitude and your outlook on life. As mentioned, exercising helps you manage your weight, which will help you to look and feel great in your clothes. Your partner won’t be able to help but notice your new-found confidence and positive frame of mind.

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They say the grass is greener on the other side, we say the grass is greener where you water it.