Valentine’s Day is a day to love and be loved, but like most holidays, Valentine’s Day can also be a day in which candies, sweet treats and heavy romantic dinners are consumed and we tend to overlook our healthy eating in the name of indulgence to celebrate love and that’s okay, but if you want to keep this special day dedicated to love as healthy as possible, here are a few Valentine’s Day healthy hacks that will help keep you on track:
Reduced Sugar or Sugar Free Sweets
The candies, chocolates, and other miscellaneous sweets of Valentine’s Day (which is much of what this holiday is all about) may be a cause of concern for you, so try looking for your favorite chocolatey alternative to sugar loaded sweets so you can enjoy all of the deliciousness without all of the sugar.
Valentine’s Day Outings
Valentine’s Day eating plus not getting enough exercise does not often equate to a happy and healthy you and more often it can mean not feeling too well the next day. In addition to keeping sugar intake in check, you should also aim to spend more time outside exerting a little bit of energy this Valentine’s Day. So, after your candlelit dinner, go on a romantic stroll or bike ride. Not only will you be spending time with the one you love, but you will also be getting a little exercise too.
Remember to Give and Receive Love
Mental health should be at the forefront of your mind just as much as physical health, and that is precisely why giving and receiving love on Valentine’s Day is so important. Giving and receiving love is the understanding that you are loved and worthy of love, and also capable of reciprocating this emotion toward another. Remember to love, but more important remember that you are loved. Now find a good way to express it and you are all set for a fantastic Valentine’s Day.
Whether you are spending Valentine’s Day with friends, family, or that someone special, try to always be mindful of the reason we are all celebrating…Love! Love is something very special, if not the most special thing there is and until next time, be happy, healthy, and beautiful and Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!