It’s pretty tempting to sit at home shoveling chocolate-covered strawberries into your mouth with your honey on Valentine’s Day, and that’s probably a nice way to spend time together and get your hearts a-flutter. However, that’s probably not the best thing for your heart from a health perspective. Why not take your valentine by the hand and get outside or engage in a fun new activity?
Solidify that passionate bond and get the exercise benefits of these seven activities this February 14th…
1. Take a Hike
While everyone else is sitting in a crowded restaurant ordering overpriced food on Valentine’s Day, you and your significant other could be wandering hand-in-hand along a beautiful forest trail.
The Washington Trails Association has these suggestions for a romantic hike: choose a destination that’s easy to reach (if it’s a new relationship) rather than opting for a long hike. Bring a blanket sit on during breaks, a thermos of water (and maybe some hot chocolate?) and even a little picnic lunch complete with chocolate truffles.