Valentine’s Day does not have to be all about fattening indulgences. It does not have to involve chocolate and wine or gluttonous date nights. Valentine’s Day can be healthy!
So change your celebratory paradigm. Whether your valentine is a gym rat or just trying to develop a healthier lifestyle, check out these five Valentine’s Day gifts.
1) Fitness tracker
Fitness trackers are all the rage now. It seems like everyone is counting steps or tracking their sleep. Trackers can encourage more activity each day.
Many of them also work in conjunction with different mobile applications to make living a healthier overall lifestyle easier. Fitness trackers can be simple and cheap, or can include all the extras. It’s up to you (and your budget)!
2) Workout clothes
Anyone who spends any time at the gym during the week would probably love some new gym clothes. Sure, your partner probably has lots of pairs of shorts and T-shirts but a fresh, clean one will be appreciated. Take a look at your significant other's current wardrobe and think about how to elevate its contents.
3) Gym membership
For an extra splurge this year, you may want to check out pre-paying for several months of a membership for a gym in your area. Maybe it’s that upscale country club-like gym your significant other has been dying to try. Or maybe it’s a specialty gym focused on spinning, Zumba, or something else fun your partner would love to try.
As a fun Valentine’s date, why not do it together? Just don’t use this as a passive-aggressive way to get your loved one to lose weight.
4) Water bottle
Help your valentine drink more water. Find a cool, unique, or even personalized water bottle to encourage this healthy habit.
There are water bottles with filters to make water taste delicious, and some that are insulated to make sure the drink stays cold. Look for something that will stand out in your partner's gym bag.
5) Sports lessons
Is your valentine into tennis? Or running? Or skiing? Think about getting your significant other a group of lessons for a favorite sport.
Or if your loved one isn’t into a particular sport, perhaps a personal training session at the gym or a race entry would be valued. This is another gift that can double as a date, too!
The key to giving healthy Valentine’s Day gifts is to do it out of love. Give gifts that your partner would really like, and not what you would like to receive. Keep that in mind and it will be a Happy Valentine’s Day for all!
Reviewed February 11, 2016
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith
“Healthy Valentine’s Day Date Ideas”. Greatist.com. Web. 10 February 2016.