Enjoy a walk and a picnic at the lake.
Spending your day in nature can make a great date. Be sure you bring lots of water to stay hydrated and take snacks to keep your energy and spirits up. Opt for trail mix with fruits and nuts over high-calorie, sugar-packed energy bars. If you’re not up for hiking, a leisurely stroll in the woods or walk around the neighborhood also burns calories, gets you out of the house, and can be very romantic.
Go to a wine tasting and a nearby buffet
Go to a winery or a botanical garden
This may sound a bit too adventurous for some, but don’t write off rock climbing immediately. These days, it isn’t an extreme sport for the über-athletic and daring. In fact, rock climbing gyms have sprung up across the country. They’re safe, fun, and accommodate all skill levels. First-timers and advanced climbers alike can take classes or just go for it on any type of terrain. Spotting your partner as they scale a wall is a great way to gain their trust and burn calories.
There are many preconceptions about yoga that simply aren’t true. One of them is that yoga is not a couple’s activity. Like dancing, yoga can be a great way to work up a sweat with your partner. Classes range from Ananda yoga—a calm style that focuses on controlled breathing, slow movements, and body alignment—to the physically demanding and strength-building Ashtanga and Bikram yoga styles.
Get dressed and go take some pictures, just the two of you
Enjoying a glass of wine and some chocolates is always a wonderul experience. In the right quantities, both red wine and dark chocolate can be perfectly healthy and even beneficial to your body. According to findings published in the American Journal of Physiology, a glass or two of red wine a day can lower blood pressure and prevent heart disease.Studies have found that eating small amounts of dark chocolate improves your mood as well. Just remember, a “small amount” is not a tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
STAY IN BED!
While most healthy activities require you to get out of the house, this activity requires that you do the exact opposite. A day of bedroom romance is actually one of the healthiest ways you can spend your day. If you really need an excuse to spend the day under the covers, sex:
- improves mood
- burns calories
- reduces the risk of prostate cancer
- increases bladder control
- reduces the risk of breast cancer
- lowers blood pressure
- regulates hormone levels