In just two days millions of Americans will eat chocolate and candies en masse for Valentine's Day. A CNN study states that last year alone, over fifty-eight million pounds of chocolate were sold in the United States during Valentine's Day week. You read that right, fifty-eight million. And although it's just one day out of the year, these V-Day treats can last quite a while, with some of those heart-shaped boxes sticking around the fridge well into Easter (when you can stock up again). Add to that the rich and luxurious meals many of you will be eating and well, maybe it's time for another great workout.
Instead of (or besides) going for these fatty treats to celebrate this love-filled day, how about going for a workout with your Valentine instead? There are different workouts out there that are not only good for the body and heart, but can also be fun and romantic. Here are a few ideas:
1. Yoga: Yes, dear friends, yoga can be quite a sexy and lovely activity for you and your honey. Couples yoga promotes proper breathing and communication, which will definitely help you and your loved one get connected. It also allows for some great bonding time that will have you feeling refreshed, relaxed and in tune with your bodies post practice, leaving room for romance later on.
2. Bicycling: Tandem bikes anyone? Bike riding is one of those activities that make adults feel like they're kids again – free, no stress and the motion that they're flying (on the ground). These feelings are nothing but good news for couples who need some time to unwind together. Bicycling is also great for the core, so that's an added bonus.
3. Golf: Playing a round of golf can make for a fabulous Valentine's Day plan for you and your mate. Not only will you be outdoors enjoying the scenery together, but golf can also bring out the competitive nature in both of you. Friendly competitive nature, that is. Add to that all the walking involved and you've got yourself a fitness-friendly and fabulous time with your partner.
For those twosomes who'd rather stay in together but still want to get their sweat on, check out the video below.