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Celebrating Special Days the Healthy Way

By Sara Butler

Valentine’s Day is usually a day when you give someone you love a box of chocolates, and then proceed to help them eat the whole box at once, maybe throwing a little wine into the mix. If you’re looking to celebrate a special time with your loved one anytime soon, here are some ideas to help you think outside the (heart-shaped chocolate) box.

Get Moving

There are several things you can do out and do together to celebrate your love – of fitness! You should try:

  • Skating – Maybe you haven’t done it since grade school, but skating (roller or ice) can be great exercise and a lot of fun for those on a date. It’s a good low impact workout unless you spend a lot of time impacting the ground.
  • Hike – Getting outside and enjoying nature together is a bonding experience, so go out with your loved ones and take a hike. Regular walking can help to improve your mood, lower your blood pressure, and help you maintain a healthy weight.
  • Dance – Go ahead, sign up for those salsa lessons you’ve always wanted to take together. It’s a classic romantic move and a great way to get aerobic exercise together.

Eat Something

One of the more traditional ways to celebrate with somoene special is to go to dinner someplace romantic. Why not make your own romance while promoting health at the same time by:

  • Making sushi together – It’ll be a culinary adventure to create your own roll with each other. You can be creative together and create a dish you have total control over for health.
  • Going on a picnic – If the weather allows it, grab a basket, pack your favorite foods and get outside for a picnic. It’ll be something unusual that has an air of romance to it.
  • Cooking a dinner all in red – How many red foods can you gather up and create a dinner from? Bright red foods are usually full of antioxidants, Vitamin C, lycopene, and Vitamin A, so break out the strawberries, beets, red peppers, and cherries and see what you can do!
  • Going to a winery – Wine has a romantic air to it, so why not go out to a winery, sample a few wines, and take a walk around the grounds. Don’t forget, red wine (in moderation) has been found to be good for your heart!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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