How to Get Your Partner to Exercise

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    Mar 19, 2015 1:42 AM GMT
    NYT: Changes in one married partner’s exercise routine tend to be echoed in the other’s, highlighting the extent to which our exercise behavior is shaped by the people around us.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/18/how-to-get-your-spouse-to-exercise/?ref=health
  • DJEsco_

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    Mar 19, 2015 2:21 AM GMT
    Key word is married lol. My bf has exercise spurts like every 4 months. Hits the gym for two weeks then calls it quits :/
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    Mar 19, 2015 11:39 AM GMT
    Shame them into exercising. If they don't, break up.

    That was easy. Killed this thread.
  • TheBaise

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    Mar 19, 2015 2:17 PM GMT
    woodsmen saidNYT: Changes in one married partner’s exercise routine tend to be echoed in the other’s, highlighting the extent to which our exercise behavior is shaped by the people around us.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/18/how-to-get-your-spouse-to-exercise/?ref=health



    Oh how sweet. The NYT guy is back. I'm glad, cause that's the only way I get to read that paper. Welcome back!
  • Joeyphx444

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    Mar 19, 2015 4:35 PM GMT
    Be with someone who already exercises regularly, if it's that important to you, done icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Destinharbor

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    Mar 19, 2015 5:08 PM GMT
    It applies to more than just a spouse. Friends, too. It is easy to not look at yourself objectively in the mirror. Most of us look at the people round us and judge yourself from that. I know, I lived in Alabama and moved to a Florida beach. You could call it just "birds of a feather" and be right but the broader society you live in is your yardstick. The worst news about myself when living in Alabama was someone telling me "The camera don't lie." I was self-deluded into the "I'm not photogenic" nonsense (I've seen it said here).