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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.
Are you looking for a slightly different but healthy way to celebrate the day with your significant other? Here are some healthy Valentine’s Day date options that will be fun and show your sweetie that you care!
A Figure Skating Date
Ice skating is an excellent way to stay active with your Valentine’s Day date. It’s also pretty effective when it comes to burning calories. A moderate session burns around 350 calories per hour whilst an intense session burns a massive 600 calories per hour. So if you fancy hitting the ice this Valentine’s Day get down to a nearby rink with your date and get your skates on.
Just be careful! I went ice skating with my med school class and there were injuries…
A Spa Date
If you are lucky enough to be able to spend the entire day with your Valentine’s Day date this year, then visiting a spa could be an excellent choice.
One of the main benefits of going to a spa is improved mental health. The cold water, hot water, and massage treatments at a spa can all help improve blood circulation. Spas offer plenty of skin-boosting treatments. For example, body wraps keep your skin moist. Exfoliating treatments help remove dead skin cells and promote the generation of new skin cells. Spa treatments also can boost your immune system.
There are very few dating opportunities that allow you to completely relax your mind and body while also spending time with your partner.
A Dance Date
Dancing is a great shared activity that you and your date can do this Valentine’s Day. Not only is it plenty of fun but it keeps you active too. The best part is there are plenty of different dancing styles so you should be able to find at least one that you enjoy.
Ballroom dancing is a traditional form of dancing that burns between 200 and 300 calories per hour depending on the intensity. For many couples, it’s something that you and your partner can learn together. Line dancing is a great option for the less confident Valentine’s Day couples. It involves standing in line with a group of people and following the directions of the instructor at the front of the class. Tap dancing involves performing lots of fast small steps and as a result, it’s the best calorie burner on this list, getting through a massive 350 to 400 calories per hour depending on the intensity.
A Cycling Date
This year why not take your Valentine’s Day date cycling? It’s a lot more original than a traditional date and it has loads of benefits too.
A light cycling session can burn an impressive 400 calories per hour while a super intense session can burn as many as 1,000 calories per hour. This should more than make up for all the Valentine’s Day treats you will be consuming.
The traditional picnic is an excellent way to enjoy Valentine’s Day. However, if you add some cycling to the equation you get to spend even more time outdoors and burn a few extra calories. All you need to do is pack your picnic in a rucksack or in a basket on your bike, plan your route, and then hit the road.
A Tandem Ride
Riding a tandem is a fun-filled twist on the standard bike ride. It takes a bit of getting used to. If you and your date have never ridden a tandem before, it will definitely make this a Valentine’s Day to remember. Tandems also have the added advantage of bringing you and your date closer together so you can talk while cycling.
A Walking Date
Walking may not sound like the most exciting Valentine’s Day date. After all, you most probably do some walking every day. An earlier post discussed walking in cool places. Try taking that to a different level to make this your best Valentine’s Day to date. Keep reading for a selection of four romantic walking ideas you can try this year.
Walking on the beach may sound clichéd but if the weather is good, it’s a great choice for a Valentine’s Day date. It allows the two of you to spend some time together and take in the sights. You can even mix it in with a few other activities. Building sandcastles, playing Frisbee, or going for a swim in the sea are all great couple’s activities that you can do together on the beach.
A Walk in Another Town
If you fancy an adventurous Valentine’s Day date, then try this unique walking date idea.
Simply choose an interesting town that neither of you have been to before, hop on a train (or bus, car, taxi, horse, etc), and then spend the entire day exploring the town. If you choose the right town, then there should be plenty of things to see. You could check out the park, visit one of the local restaurants, go to a museum, and much more.
A Night Time Walk
If you are busy during the day, a nighttime walk might be a great way to extend your evening date. It also allows you to get a completely different view of the world as the bright lights and the stars come out at night. If you live in a city, try taking a stroll through it at night and see how it lights up. Alternatively, try a slow romantic walk along a local river and check out the stars along the way.
What’s your idea of a great Valentine’s Day? Let me know in the comments!
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