Today is National Siblings Day, a day to celebrate the special bond between brothers and sisters. And what better way to do that with your siblings than by working out with them? Not only is it a great way to spend time together, but it also comes with numerous health benefits, whether you’re hitting the gym together, joining a dance class, or just going for a stroll in the park. Here are some ways exercising with your sibling can improve both your health and bond…
Increased Motivation: One of the biggest benefits of working out with your sibling is the extra motivation. It's easier to push yourself when you have someone there to encourage you and keep you accountable. Plus, you can motivate each other to try new workouts and push yourselves to new levels of fitness.
Quality Time: In today's busy world, it can be hard to find quality time to spend with your siblings. Exercising together is a great way to kill two birds with one stone – hanging out and working out. You can bond and catch up on each other's lives while both getting in some of your exercise for the week.
Friendly Competition: If you and your sibling are competitive by nature, working out together can be a fun way to channel that energy. You can challenge each other to see who can run the fastest, lift the heaviest weights, or do the most sit-ups. Just make sure to keep it friendly and not take it too seriously!
Shared Goals: Setting fitness goals together can help you and your sibling stay motivated and focused, but working towards a common goal can also bring you guys closer together, whether you’re training for the same upcoming marathon or just each wanting to drop a couple pounds.Health Benefits: Of course, the underlying benefit of working out with your sibling will be better health! Exercise can help prevent everything from heart disease and stroke to diabetes and cancer, plus improve your mood, increase your energy levels, and help you sleep better.