Top 10 Healthy Celebration Ideas for Valentine's Day
Valentine's day is a time of celebration of love you share with your friends, family and loved ones. None of us would like to jeopardize the days with wrong eating and end up paying through health problems. A minor dietary mishap is only a bump in the road and should not derail your efforts.
Focus on spending quality time with your friends and loved ones
instead of food and candy. Trying a new activity together is a great way to
share time with family and friends. If you really want to enjoy Valentine’s
Day candy have smaller portions.
Opt for cooking a meal at home instead of dining out to relieve
the frustrations that comes with crowded
and save you money. It also allows you to control
portion sizes and
Whether it’s splitting a steak for two, sharing an Italian meal or preparing
an impressively presented whole fish or fowl for your valentine, cooking a
romantic meal is a time-honored way to show you care.
your body and learn something new together to keep things fun and your
fitness on track. Never took a spin or
class? How about partner
gone cross-country skiing or hiking? What are you waiting for? Regardless of
your relationship status, physical activity releases mood-boosting endorphins,
which will lighten your spirits. Whether enjoying a group fitness class or a
workout on your own, adding physical activity to your Valentine’s Day is the way
to go. You can charge things up by going salsa dancing. Besides being an easy
way to burn calories, salsa is like flirting on the dance floor. From the
rhythmic Latin beats to all that hip shaking, things are guaranteed to get hot.
Share your meal with your loved one: Think of food as a fuel, not as
a gift, which means passing on food that’s high in
sugar, and taking just half of the portion you’d normally heap on your
plate. Also, keep the tank half-full at all times with several small, healthy
If you never get famished, you’ll make wise choices with your head, not your
belly. So have more dates over more meals, but share one portion!
Serve a motivation for each other towards health and fun-filled ideas
of celebrating valentine's day. Put one sneaker in front of the other. Trick
yourselves by just getting dressed for it, putting on your favorite workout
music, and not really thinking about what you’re about to do. If you take it one
step at a time, before you know it, you’ll finish the cool-down and feel
amazing. Maybe even have enough energy left for cuddling!
would be good choice for you and him. It will help you both
relax, offer relief from
and ease muscle soreness
that comes from exercise or the demands of the day.
Plan a perfect picnic. Plan your picnic basket in advance
invite your loved ones to join you for a memorable picnic. Pack in some ,thin,
whole grain pita chips, organic mini carrots, celery sticks and sliced cumbers
for dipping. homemade creamy dips, seasonal fruit, sliced watermelon,
raspberries, blueberries, cherries, and/or grapes. San Pellegrino flavored
sparkling waters, a thermos of hot tea or hot chocolate, or try Sauvignon Blanc
or Pinot Noir if you prefer wine. If desired, bring ice. Chocolates, preferably
dark chocolate. Not only is chocolate the perfect
dessert for a light picnic, but chocolate packs antioxidants that are good
for fighting all kinds of diseases and in promoting good skin health. Don't
forget an empty bag for trash. Setting up a cricket or football match will add
on to the excitement.
a sense of intimacy by doing yoga stretches together either in a garden
or a yoga class. Work together to create one beautiful
Like a single body, the yoga couple must give cues as to what feels good and
what tension is right or wrong. Once the pose is reached, each partner
the pose, breathe into it and share his/her thoughts. Try stretching together
by sitting on the floor, facing each other with your legs in a wide
straddle. Put your heels up against his, and hold hands. Gently pull towards
your partner, while keeping your tailbone to the ground. Feel the deep
stretch along your
thighs. Widen your arms to adjust to your
flexibility. Be sure to ask each other how the pressure feels. Once
you’ve reached your maximum stretch, hold here. Take deep breaths in through
your nose, and lean in a little deeper with each exhale. Stay here for 10
An aromatic bath is a great way to begin a romantic night with your loved
one. Create an oasis in your bathroom by using only fragrance free candles
for lighting, or a diffuser for
essential oils. To create a sensual bath, you’ll
need a carrier oil such as olive oil, and then your choice of sandalwood, rose, ylang ylang, patchouli, neroli, or jasmine. You can find essential oils at most
health stores. Choose your oils based on the properties they offer, and the
fragrance that appeals to you.
Choose valentine's day as a time to reflect. Prepare a warm bed,
candle light the room. Lie back closely cuddled and reflect upon the good
times you have shared together. In the hard, time-pressed present scenario
one is left lost and lonely. Mark out valentine's day as an occasion to
reflect upon the sweet memories which will serve you an emotional support in
the long run. All of have memories about our mother father siblings and
friends, now is the time to refresh them and bridge up the gap.
In case you are planning a valentine's party go for a red theme with rose
petals, balloons and candles. Work out games like cross-linking, cupid etc to
add on to the excitement.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Dated 08 February 2013