Valentine’s Day is almost here! Do you have plans yet? You might be stocking up on candy, chocolate or planning a fancy dinner out with your loved one. While these are common ways to celebrate on February 14th, it can be very easy to overindulge in the sweet spirit of love.
If you want to have a heathier Vday this year, consider some of these alternative ideas to express your love for one another. Flying solo this year? Don’t sit at home by yourself, grab your friends and head out for a group activity!
Here are 8 active Valentine’s Day date ideas!
1. Have Dinner In
Going out to eat can be fun, but the problem with dining out is that you don’t always know everything that has gone into your dish. Why not mix it up and make a healthy, delicious meal at home together? It’s a great way to spend a couple hours catching up and working together to make something you’ll both get to enjoy.
2. Lace Up Your Skates
If you’ve got an outdoor rink or indoor rink near you, ice skating makes for a very romantic yet active date idea. It’s a fun activity that, as adults, you probably don’t think to do very often. Plus, it’s a great excuse to hold hands for a while ; ) So grab some hot chocolate and lace up those skates!
3. Exercise Your Funny Bones
If laughter is the best medicine, then hitting up a comedy club together is just what the doctor ordered! It’s amazing what spending a couple hours smiling and laughing can do for your soul, and for your relationship.
4. Workout Together
Exercising together is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself and each other. According to recent studies, exercising with your loved one can:
- Increase your happiness in your relationship
- Improve the efficiency of your workouts
- Make your partner fall in love with you
- Help you achieve your fitness goals
- Increase your emotional bond
5. Act Like Kids Again
Remember laser tag and giant trampolines growing up? Why not channel your inner kid and have a throwback night at a trampoline park or laser tag center? You’ll be surprised how easy it is to get into it once you’re there. Bonus points if there are games like skee ball and pop-a-shot that you can challenge each other to afterward?
6. Grab Your Bikes
If it’s nice out on Valentine’s Day, being outdoors and active is a great way to treat yourselves. Going out for a bike ride through your neighborhood, on a bike trail, or through a new area is a fun way to disconnect and spend some time together.
7. Hit the Dance Floor
Have you always wanted to dance like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers? Why not test your talents in a dance class? From swing, to ballroom, to hip hop, there are so many fun types of dance classes available that you could take together. Not only is it fun, but you’d be amazed how many calories you can burn in an hour class!
8. Do Something New
If none of these active and healthy Valentine’s Day date ideas strike your fancy, you could always try to do something completely new that neither one of you have ever done. It’s always fun to step outside of your comfort zone and make new memories together.
No matter what your plans are, we hope you have a great Valentine’s Day!
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