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4 Simple & Healthy Ways to Become Closer with your Partner during Quarantine


Let’s face it, as more time goes by, quarantine can get repetitive and dull. There's only so many Netflix shows to binge watch. With the current restrictions, I'm always finding new ways to fill time and stay innovative at home.


If you are quarantined with a significant other, this may also take a toll on your relationship. However, here are a few simple yet productive activities to spice up your days at home!

 

01. Find new, healthy recipes to cook together


Cooking can be a fun and rewarding activity for you and your partner to try. A recent study conducted by Light Speed GMI found in a survey that 87% believe cooking is one of the top activities for couples to strengthen their relationship. It provides something for you two to collaborate on while improving communication.



Hold off on Postmates for a night or two, your wallet will thank you! According to the Early Years of Marriage Project, a longitudinal study of 373 couples showed that money is the leading source of conflict in relationships. Cooking together is easier on your wallet, with rewarding and delicious results!


 

02. Take walks together


Get your steps in together! Even if it is just around the block or the floor of your apartment building, walking is a great way to stay active with your partner and take a brief break from daily tasks. Even light exercise, such as walking, releases endorphins that help to relieve pain and stress, serving as a mood booster.


American Psychologist (2017) published a study concluding that walking with someone enables you to feel more connected