3 Reasons Why Is It Important to Be Healthy in a Relationship

By Patrick Banks

Posted 10 months agoDATING

Finding that special someone that makes you feel whole is an indescribable feeling. It takes a lot of energy to build a trusting foundation with your significant other, which may take away from the time you spend taking care of yourself.

If you are struggling to find a balance between your relationship, self-care and social life, not to mention any other responsibilities, you are not alone. Here are a few reasons why you need to make your health a priority, even when you are no longer single.

1. It Feels Great to Look Great

Whether you are single or happily committed to someone, putting on your favorite outfit, and loving how you look is a fantastic feeling. If you have always been one to eat healthily and workout before a partnership, it is crucial to your well-being to continue those habits into every new chapter of your life. It can be hard on your body to fluctuate in nutrients and weight, so keep in mind how important consistency is to how you feel.

Finding a significant other that also enjoys a healthy lifestyle would be a home run, but you could also give advice and motivation to a lover that struggles to be health-conscious. It is easy to let movie nights and extra desserts catch up with you, but taking advice from the Tony Horton could help you avoid putting on any excess weight in a relationship.      

2. Happiness Should Come From Within

While there is so much happiness to be found in your significant other, you don’t want your relationship to be the only source of your joy. It is essential to have freedom and self-sufficiency in a romance, and a great way to do that is through having hobbies. Working out and cooking delicious and healthy meals is a pastime that will keep you both busy and in shape. Relying too much on another person for satisfaction can lead to heartbreak and disappointment.

Never give up your independence in a relationship, and always fight to make yourself a better person, regardless of who you love. A couple that can be successful as a unit and as individuals are much more prosperous than those who struggle to understand their self-worth away from each other. If you care for your person, encourage the development of your partnership by being secure in yourselves.   

3. Remember the Effects of Forgetting a Healthy Lifestyle

If your body is accustomed to meeting certain micronutrients, maybe you don’t quite realize what your customs are doing for your body. Working out not only leans your muscles and burns fat, but it also helps fight stress and keep your heart healthy. Have you always pictured yourself being a parent one day? Lifting weights and eating right increases your fertility and gives you the energy to be a first-time parent.

Now that you realize how you can improve your life with healthy decisions, can you imagine how it might feel if you weren’t? If you are not taking steps to care for your body, you can struggle with mood changes, breakouts and headaches, all things that may cause friction with your partner. With all this said, it is possible to be too invested in your well-being, which can mean experiencing the same adverse effects as forgoing a healthy lifestyle altogether. Finding a balance may be time-consuming, but the results are more than worth the effort.

You may be surprised by how much in your relationship relies on taking care of yourself. If you are ever struggling in your partnership or having issues with your significant other, check and make sure you are both taking the steps needed to be a strong couple. This is all not to say you can’t have a few rest days or enjoy good food on vacation, but it is about being steady in your efforts. A healthy lifestyle is the stepping stones you need to be ready for a long term commitment.

About the author Patrick Banks

Patrick is a Berlin-based dating advisor, motivational speaker, a huge fitness and vegan diet enthusiast and the main editor at Wingman Magazine, specialised in men's health. His ultimate goal is to share with men around the world his passion for self-development and to help them to become the greatest version of themselves. He believes a healthy body and successful social interactions are two main keys to happiness.