Top 3 (Realistic) New Year’s Resolutions for Couples
With a simple flip of the calendar from December to January, we get the sudden urge to make some changes in our lives.
New year, new you, right?
It’s always a good idea to make resolutions to improve yourself and your well-being, although sticking with these changes is not always easy.
So, this year, we have a couple pro tips for you:
Make your resolutions realistic, yet challenging.
- And most importantly, don’t make these goals by yourself.
Having a cheerleader in your corner can make all the difference.
So, why not make your new year’s resolutions with your significant other? You’ll be able to cheer each other on, and at the same time, can strengthen your relationship.
That’s what we call a win-win.
To help you get started this year, we’ve put together our top 3 New Year’s resolutions for couples. Here they are:
You’ve probably heard this before, “make date night’s a priority!” It’s no surprise that going out and having fun with your spouse gives your relationship a boost.
But how often should you go out for a night on the town?
According to an article in The Knot, a study of 10,000 couples found one date night a month was the perfect amount. That’s only 12 dates a year!
This checks off both the boxes above - it’s realistic and it’s a goal you can keep together.
Getting healthier and/or losing weight is a popular new year's resolution - as it should be.
Nutrition, of course, is a big part of this.
But have you noticed how hard it is to eat healthier if others in the house are giving in to their sweet tooth?
So, instead, make a commitment to eat healthier with your spouse.
We do not claim to be health experts, but we do suggest avoiding fad diets that you can't keep up with (keep it realistic, remember). Instead, make simple changes that you and your spouse can maintain.
Here are a few of our favorite nutrition tips:
Drinking more water is a common dieter’s tip. There are numbers to back up this statement, though. According to Healthline, one study found people who drank a half-liter of water before they ate lost 44% more weight.
It’s easy to grab a carb-heavy breakfast - we see you muffins and granola bars. Instead, keep a stash of hard boiled eggs in the fridge for your morning feast. Eggs (and other high-protein foods) keep you satisfied longer. This means you'll eat less calories later when the mid-morning snacking urge hits.
After all those holiday sweets, it may be time to decrease the sugar in your diet. It’s no secret that sugar comes with a greater risk of obesity, heart issues, and type 2 diabetes.
It’s unrealistic to cut it out completely, but set a goal on how much you’ll have each week to avoid going overboard on those sugary treats.
It’s always easier to stick to healthier habits when you are in it together. And speaking of getting healthier together, that brings us to our third and final resolution idea …
Living a healthy lifestyle with your spouse includes making time for a workout.
The good news is that working out together can actually give you a boost of happiness. Along with those endorphins from exercise, one study showed that exercise was more enjoyable for those working out with a friend or spouse.
If enjoyment is not reason enough, working out together can also make you work harder. That means you can achieve those #fitnessgoals quicker.
And not just a little bit harder, but 200% harder! That is according to a study by Kansas State University.
Now whether you are going to the gym with or without your spouse, always show your commitment to each other by wearing your wedding ring.
Afterall, your bench press skills are sure to get you some attention from the single and ready to mingle gym goers, right?
Rings can be annoying when you start to sweat and can even cause skin irritation. Not to mention, said rings can get in the way when lifting heavy.
The good news is you don’t have to go ringless at the gym to avoid these annoyances.
Get your workout in with your spouse and show your commitment to them on your finger with a safe, silicone ring.
Silicone is more flexible and much less noticeable than a gold or platinum band. It also helps you avoid unwanted skin irritation.
And don’t choose any silicone ring.
At Saferingz, we make silicone rings that can handle your sweat session at the gym. You’ll forget it is even on your finger as you pump that iron or push that heart rate on the treadmill.
Our rings are 100% made in the U.S.A., and we stand behind a product that is as hard-working as you.
Get ready for your fitness new year’s resolution by purchasing a SafeRingz for you and your spouse. Use code NEWYEAR10 to get 10% off when you buy two SafeRingz.
Here’s to a healthier, happier, and safer new year, SafeRingz fam!