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6 Tips for Planning an Active Date

By Brandi Swieter

Planning a date takes as little or as much effort as a person wants. Those who don’t want to put much thought into where they’ll take their partner can simply hit up a restaurant for dinner and go to a movie afterward, or vice versa. Those who prefer to put more effort in the planning process and want to try something different can plan an active date. With six tips for planning, the evening should go great.

Ease Your Way Into It

If the ultimate goal is a skydiving date, be sure to hold off on that one until a few dates in. That’s a bit too much for some people, and could be more intimidating than fun for the person you’re taking. Instead, ease your way into it by starting out with a slower active date, such as walking around the park. The next date can include a hike or bike ride. It should be a few before anything too exciting happens.

Make Sure Your Date is Interested

Not everyone is into fitness, and an active date could be a huge turnoff to those people. Be sure to gauge your date’s interest by questions beforehand, such as whether they’d ever try skydiving, or if they enjoy walking through the park. If they answer no, the date probably shouldn’t be planned without their knowledge or consent.

Try Something That Doesn’t Require Skill

Even if your date is up for a big adventure, he or she may not have had experience doing what’s being suggested. It’s best to try something that doesn’t require skill. Bungee jumping, for example, can be done without having done it before. The instructor will inform you how to do it once you arrive; it may be worth trying together.

Make a Tough Activity a Group Date

Even if both you and your partner agree to try a tough activity, it still might be a good idea to make it into a group date instead. No one wants to look dumb in front of the person they like, so trying something in a large group setting rather than one-on-one can help ease some nervousness for the first time. This is best to do for things like surfing, where it can take a while to get the hang of the task.

Offer Encouragement

If the other person agrees to go on an active date, yet has trouble keeping up, offer encouragement. Never make them feel like they’re doing something wrong or not good enough. Let them know they’re doing a great job and offer some guidance on how to best handle the task. It will make them feel more at ease and willing to try again in the future.

Pack the Right Stuff

Never go on an active date without some essentials. The first is deodorant. Put some on immediately after getting back from doing the activity to stay smelling fresh. It’s also a good idea to bring along water and snacks so both of you can stay hydrated and energized for the fitness you’ll be doing.

Fitness is a top priority for many people, so it should be included in everyday things, such as dates. People don’t have to wait for some downtime to get exercise in. By planning an active date, the person and their partner can experience a fun time together that gets them both up and moving and improving their overall well-being. It’s a win-win.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Diego, Calif.

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