So many of us made New Year’s resolutions just a month
ago to live healthier. We are working hard to establish
new habits that (hopefully) are leaving us feeling amazing.
Cue February and our friends and loved ones shower us
with sugar laden treats and wine. NO!!
Those of you shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts this next
week may be saying “but I have no choice but that heart
shaped box of chocolates”. This is where I have to say you
How about supporting your loved one in their wellness
efforts? Wouldn’t it be nice to surprise them with
something different this year?
Here are some fun ideas that your other half will not be
expecting (and will absolutely love and appreciate you for).
1. Get Out In Nature
Plan a special date out in nature. Take a hike and breath in
some fresh air. It’s a great way to spend quality time with
your significant other while getting in some good exercise
and conversation. Getting outdoors and in nature is shown
to boost your mood and energy as well.
Talk about a “gift of health”. Walking can help lower blood
pressure, manage weight, and reduce risk for diabetes.
2. Gift Certificates to Try Something New
Golf lessons? Tennis? Ice skating by the river?
Whether you are amateurs or pros, taking a lesson
together is fun and active. Research also indicates learning
a new skill will improve brain power and memory.
3. Give a Massage
From you or a professional, a massage is pampering and
healthy. It helps eliminate waste products as well as
tension from the muscles. Your loved one will relax, fell
calm, and most importantly be taken care of.
4. Draw them an Epom Salt Bath with candles
A great way to detox and relax . . . an Epsom salt bath
is full of health benefits. Just 2 cups of inexpensive
magnesium salts and a few drops of essential oils will help
your valentine unwind. The salts draw out impurities
from the skin and body leaving one feeling destressed and
5. Health Products
It might not seem very romantic, but products that help
your loved one maintain their new years resolutions and
a healthier lifestyle can be well received. How about a
gift basket with an energy drink and breakfast bars to
make the mornings easier on everyone. Here’s a link to
I believe that any gift or experience that breaks up your
norm everyday activity can be fun. A scavenger hunt
around town after work. . . . a picnic in front of the fire
place for dinner.
In the long run, it will be the creative dates and the time
spent together that we all remember, not the expensive
How will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year?
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