Valentine’s Day, a celebration of all things romantic since the 14th century, is almost upon us. The often seemingly unemotional English will spend 1.3 billion pounds (around AUD$2.5 billion) on gifts, while their impassioned counterparts in the United States of America will send each other over 190 million cards! Beyond the hearts-and-flowers consumerism, these 5 tips will help both your health and your love life now and beyond the 14th February.
- Walk together. In addition to the health benefits of walking, it’s a great way to debrief, talk about the day and build a stronger friendship with your significant other. After all, it doesn’t get much more romantic than walking hand-in-hand down the beach.
- Be in the moment. In less than five years smartphones have gone from a novelty to ubiquitous. We’re more connected, yet often missing out on real connection. Choose to ignore your iOS or Android device, make eye contact, engage in a real conversation with the people you care about, give the gift of time and your undivided attention.
- Get in bed. No, not what you’re thinking! Getting a good night’s sleep will make you happier, less irritable, more attractive, you’ll live longer and yes even enjoy better sex.
- Drink water. Enjoy increased energy, less fatigue, improved skin complexion and improved state of mind. All from keeping hydrated with 2-3 litres of pure water a day.
- Going to a retreat together. The couples that come to Living Valley Health Retreat enthusiastically talk about how much they gain from doing a retreat together and learning how to enjoy vibrant health as a couple.
As Abraham Lincoln said, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
Here’s to happier, more vibrant relationships and good health!