Valentine’s Day is that time of year when the scent of love is in the air. There are many ways to celebrate this day, but one of the most popular is a romantic dinner, either at home in front of candlelight, or at a good restaurant. Do you like Valentine’s Day but afraid it can affect your diet? Check out some ways on how to stay healthy this Valentine’s Day.
1. Put the box in the freezer
During Valentine’s Day box of chocolates is one of the most shared gift. This year, instead of opening up those boxes of chocolates and eating them all in one sitting, put them in the freezer and treat yourself to several small pieces of chocolate each day. This will keep your diet in focus and give you something to look forward to every day.
2. Replace Valentine’s Day candy
Replacing Valentine’s Day candy is another way to stay healthy during this holiday. There are many things such as putting together a collage of events you shared together, writing a poem that shows your love, or taking the time to make a homemade greeting card that expresses your feelings and shows you care about them.
3. Work out
I know it’s Valentine’s Day, but you still have to work out. Take your sweetheart on romantic walk, it’s a perfect way to spend time together and burn those extra calories at the same time. You can even make a scavenger hunt and locate landmarks, trees, and different animals along the way. It will make your walk even more interesting. If you have time, go to the gym.
4. Turn off your mobile phone
With mobile phones today people are staying connected to their devices, why not turn off your mobile phone and have some uninterrupted time with the person you love most? Put together a puzzle or pull out an old board game you both enjoy playing together. It’s a great way to relieve stress from always answering calls or emails.
5. Send healthy treats with your children to their school party
Do your kids have a Valentine’s Day party? Remember your kids should also stay healthy during this holiday. Instead of chocolates or candy hearts, send with them a healthy snacks and treats.
6. Get a healthy dinner
Many couples on Valentine’s Day like to go out to dinner together. If you are making plans to go out for dinner, make sure you pay attention to caloric intake. Avoid that craving appetizer in the beginning and when you get a dessert at the end, share it with your partner.
7. Cook at home
Open your favorite recipe website and pick out some healthy recipes to try. Plan a romantic dinner at home. Each of you should take part in the preparation of the meal. It’s one of the best ways to stay healthy this Valentine’s Day!
Make a positive social impact on your community and schedule a time for both of you to volunteer for a local non-profit organization. Giving is a great way to relieve stress and make you feel better!
9. Make a fruit basket
Have you ever thought about making a delicious fruit basket? It’s perfect health friendly gift! Stop at your local produce stand and make the fresh fruit basket yourself. It will save you from handing out candy and help to stay healthy this Valentine’s Day.
These are all ways to stay healthy during the holiday. Do you know some other ways? Share your thoughts, please! I hope you will have a healthy and happy Valentine’s Day!