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There are so many great ways to spend time with your date, but why not do something fun and good for your body at the same time? Working out has so many great benefits that a lot of people don’t know about. Many think “I don’t need to work out” or “fitness is just for people trying to lose weight.” However, there SO many positive effects that come from exercise, plus sweating together allows you to feel that much more connected with your date. Here are just five benefits you’ll see from working out regularly, and the list doesn’t stop here:
1. Detoxifies the Body
Working out regularly means that you’ve gotta drink a whole lot of water to replenish your body. This not only flushes out your organs, but it helps prevents zits and gets rid of lingering, unwanted substances. Rehydrating your body constantly systematically flushes out all those bad toxins, leaving your body feeling fresh as new blood rushes to your cells. So, fill up that water bottle and keep it with you all day, every day.
2. Improves Mood & Boosts Energy
Ok sure, we’ve all walked out of a 45-minute spin class and thought we would collapse, never to get back up again, but then that post-workout high sets in and you feel like you’re on top of the world – those are endorphins, baby! Working out regularly stimulates your body and increases blood flow, improving your cardiovascular health and thus giving you more energy throughout the day. Exercise has been shown to help lower depression rates, improve focus and boost your daily mood. And who wouldn’t be happier knowing you’re getting stronger and stronger everyday?!
3. Get Better Sleeps
Trouble sleeping? Working out is a great way to tucker yourself out and expend some of that extra energy you have built up in your body. Exercise has been shown to help reduce insomnia, decrease anxiety and lower your body temperature post-workout so that you can slip into a peaceful, restful, blissful sleep after a hard workout. And who wouldn’t want that?!
4. Prevents Colds & Sickness
If we didn’t convince you yet, sweating regularly can also help fight those pesky colds that come around each season. “Sweat contains antimicrobial peptides effective against viruses, bacteria, and fungi. These peptides are positively charged and attract negatively charged bacterial, enter the membranes of bacteria, and break them down,” says Medical Daily. So, workout together and stay healthy together – in more ways than one!
5. Maintains a Healthy Weight
Whether you’re looking to lose weight, gain weight or stay right where you are, exercise is the answer. You can gain muscle mass, lose fat and increase your cardiovascular health whatever your fitness level by simply raising your heart rate, so why not have some fun while you’re at it?! There are so many great, interactive ways to stay fit these days, whether you like to box, spin, swim, WHATEVER.
There you have it, YYC – five major reasons, unlimited health benefits and no excuses that are valid enough for you to skip out on your workout. If you’re looking for a new workout studio, check out HotShop. This hot yoga and spin studio has three locations in Calgary and will blow your mind with synchronized choreography, lemongrass scented towels post-yoga and educated trainers to help you reach your goals. IF you’re looking for something a bit more traditional, try F45 Downtown. With functional training, a mix of circuit and HIIT style workouts run 45-minutes at a time, you’ll be dripping sweat in no time!
And, the best part about choosing one of these two studios IS: we have exclusive discounts for you to access in our Date Night Insiders portal! All you need to do is join today to get access to these and SO many other great date night ideas. No more stressing over date night – the answers are right here inside our carefully curated portal. Saving money AND having a great time is truly possible with Date Night Insiders.
Kelsey is the Editorial & Events Manager for Date Night. Monday-Friday she works as an independent Marketing & Communications Contractor, providing writing, editing and digital marketing services for small businesses here in YYC. When she’s not busy writing about our city, you can usually find her trying the newest fitness studio, exploring the Rockies or chasing the sun – whether here in AB or halfway across the world.