"Never let them see you sweat" is a phrase so often repeated, it has become a tried-and-true American adage. Even if you weren't around in the early '80s—or, like me, you were using the cartoon commercial breaks to refill your Cheerios bowl when antiperspirant makers coined the phrase, you've certainly heard it—even if you weren't quite sure of its origins.
While this might be great advice for the boardroom (or selling antiperspirant), when it comes to dating, it's straight-up wrong. Sweat—or more specifically, exercise that induces sweat—is one of the best ways to ignite a brand-new relationship or take your current one to the next level.
And, no, I'm not talking about that kind of exercise. Psychology Today studies show that couples who train together toward a common goal—like completing a 10k, triathlon, or to lose weight—are "more likely to be satisfied in their relationship and more in love with their partner."
If better sex isn't reason enough to get your heart pumping on the regular, here are six more reasons that breaking a sweat is the best thing you can do for your love life: