Love is literally in the air as February is the most awaited month to celebrate relationships and love with your important people. Flowers, chocolates, date night reservations are what we are fond of this time of the year. This is almost like the holiday season in which we often forget to choose healthier options not knowing that you could keep your fitness regime on track and not violating any of your healthier lifestyle plans for the year.


Upgrade Your Valentine’s Day: Healthy Tips You Need to Know


Here are some of the healthier choices you may NOT know yet to fully enjoy your love month dates and celebrations without sacrificing your health:

 

 

  1. A Low Fat Evening Meal

When selecting a meal for your dinner date, choose the better food options such as lower fat and lower calorie count meals. Stay away from overly sweet, salty or oily food menus. Choose more vegetables and fruits in your meal. Remember that grilled, boiled or baked are healthier cooking methods than deep and shallow fried options. You may also be watchful of your starch or carbohydrate intake, instead choose lesser ones such as brown rice, whole wheat pastas and breads if you cannot take out carbs into your meals.

 

 

  1. Consider a Glass of Wine

Adding a good experience during your dinner date or during your date talks, you may consider getting a glass of wine. Red wine comes from the skin of the grapes that has melatonin, which protects against cell destruction. It also has a lot of benefits such as:

  • Helps in Increasing Memory (which reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease)
  • Lowers down the risk of cancer
  • It prevents inflammation as it is plant-based and rich in antioxidants
  • Boosts your heart health for it has cholesterol lowering properties


3. Dark Chocolate is Healthy

Giving your loved ones sweet stuff? Consider giving them dark chocolates. It has lower added sugar and fat than milk or white chocolate. They may have similar ingredients but they have different amounts of cocoa solids that dark chocolates happen to have lower sugar and richer in flavonoids which is healthy for your heart. A lot of benefits have been discovered in dark chocolates such as:

  • Protects your skin from sun damage
  • Enhances your mood better 
  • It is high in fiber and non dairy

Valentine’s Date_ Healthy Tips You May NOT Know About

4. Sweat Together

Add a little physical activity during your date sessions. This could be a great way to start your day. Working out with your partner keeps you motivated and passionate. It also promotes happier relationships because you can create a healthy and playful space to push each other a little better. As per research, it also makes you feel more satisfied with your relationship and even more in love. Research has shown that exercising together increases the romantic quality of relationships.

5. A Good Massage Session

If quality time is your love language, a good massage session could be one of the best activities you may consider during your dates. Aside from giving each other massages that creates better intimacy, having massage together could give your relationship numerous benefits such as:

  • Reduces Stress and Anxiety
  • Strengthens your Bond
  • Creating good memories
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Better feeling of relaxation
  • Learning new massage techniques

6. Love Notes

In this digital era, love notes may often be forgotten but it still gives a little sweet push for your relationships. Handwritten letters are still well-loved in spite of numerous tech upgrades. Through love notes, you may affirm your partner and let them know how much they mean to you. Or maybe just a simple thank you for what your partner has done to you may also give a sweet spark in your relationship. Letter writing also helps you take out your thoughts from your head that focuses on the positive areas of your relationship instead of the bad ones. With your love notes to your partner, it is more likely to be remembered. Some studies have shown that handwritten notes’ content are usually remembered more than those that have been received digitally. So the next time you express your affirmation, give them a good note to remember! 

7. Intimacy

Intimacy is usually thought about having physical connection or contact with your partner. But intimacy has more to that. Having safe communication and sharing your thoughts, beliefs and opinions are forms of intimacy. It connects to your intellect and emotions. By sharing personal things, we make ourselves more vulnerable to our partners. This enhances trust and safety in our relationship that leads to a more deep connection between two people, that in spite of not being physically intimate, you still are able to connect with your partner, fully experiencing love for whoever you are that brings you to a better state of mental health because you are not restricted and you do not have any forms of fear in your relationships.

Evergreen helps in the overall well-being of a person. It touches not only the physical aspect of health but also up to the deepest core of mental and emotional states of a person. As a single person, you may try making yourself ready and fit up until you meet your “the one” in life. It is better to improve your overall well-being than being devastated easily when life gives us stumbling blocks to encounter.

If you have someone in your life and would like to strengthen them together, choose the journey to better well-being and wellness through various activities and sessions that you can do together in Evergreen. You may explore:

 

If you are ready to journey into better wellness, you may find the nearest location of Evergreen Rehab and Wellness Clinic that you could find in your area.  We are available at Coquitlam, Surrey and Langley locations.

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