Make Health and Wellness Your Couple Goals!

Valentine’s Day Health and Wellness

Breakfast in bed, presents wrapped and waiting for the right moment, order placed for flowers, or a special dinner. Whatever your plans this Valentine’s Day, there’s something more you can do to make it a lasting celebration – a joint effort towards accomplishing your wellness goals.Our busy lives leave us little time to give one another and to our health priorities. But that doesn’t diminish the responsibility we have towards each other – to care for our health as well as that of our loved ones. Setting health goals as a couple allows you to help each other, share a common priority, and spend more time with each other in the process. So why not let health take centre stage this Valentine’s Day? Here are a few examples of wellness goals you can reach for together:

Plan Outdoor, Physical Activity Together

At the end of a tough week, it’s often easy to decide the only thing you want to do is crash on the couch in front of the television, but when you decide to work out together, you always have a partner to pep you up even when you are down. So go for a swim together, take tennis classes, go trekking, or just take a run with each other – anything that has you moving helps!

Plan a Meal Together

Eating together must mean eating a healthy meal together, at least once a day. Brekkie, lunch or dinner, take your pick. It also helps when you keep your kitchen clear of all temptation – throw out junk food and each other’s go-to food and drinks, be it desserts, beer or chips.  Stock up on healthy options instead, from fruits and veggies to wholesome pulses and cereals.

Form a Routine

Getting enough shut-eye every day is key to good health. When you stay up late, you’re not just binge-eating and waking up too late to exercise, you also put yourself at risk for several chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Forming a routine together with an early dinner and getting to bed early helps you make time for exercise and skip the health issues associated with an unhealthy lifestyle.

Support Each Other in Your Wellness Goals

Point out unhealthy practices when you spot them! We often don’t take stock of the number of cigarettes in a day or number of glasses of wine on a week night, especially if it’s been a difficult day. It helps to have someone to take note instead! Similarly, help each other stick to a gym-routine by offering to pick up chores and errands. [av_promobox button='yes' label='Visit MediBuddy Now' link='' link_target='' color='blue' custom_bg='#f00' custom_font='#ffffff' size='large' icon_select='no' icon='ue800' font='entypo-fontello']Let’s make this a week for love and health! Explore a range of health and wellness services on MediBuddy that can set you on the right track.[/av_promobox]

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