Does Being in a Relationship Affect Your Heart Health?

February is dedicated to the heart, and not just because of Valentine's Day. February is also the American Heart Health Month, making it the ideal time to discuss your heart, health, fitness and relationships.

Whether you're in a relationship, single or involved in something a bit more "complicated," keeping you fit, happy and healthy is what matters most. In celebration of the month, Runtastic has put together an infographic to inspire readers to keep active, fit and happy this February.

Fun tidbits:

  • Both men and women work between 12 to 15 percent harder when training with a partner.
  • In the first year of a relationship, 43 percent of women gain weight compared to just 29 percent of men.
  • When two people in love stare into each other's eyes, their heart rates sync up after 3 minutes.

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Runtastic Heart Health Infographic

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About the Author

Fara Rosenzweig

Fara Rosenzweig is the Lifestyle Editor for Active.com. She is a fitness fanatic, yogi and runner who loves to try new activities. Follow Fara on Google+ or twitter @FJRose.

Fara Rosenzweig is the Lifestyle Editor for Active.com. She is a fitness fanatic, yogi and runner who loves to try new activities. Follow Fara on Google+ or twitter @FJRose.

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