A proper diet and regular physical activity can be the key to a healthy heart. So, rather than giving your sweetheart a box of chocolate for this love-filled day, try indulging them with a heart-conscious gift or date:
- If you go to a restaurant to celebrate, order one entrée to share. Most of the time, restaurant servings are enough for two.
- Bundle up and plan an active outing such as sledding, ice skating, or gathering wood for a fire. Exercise is one of the best ways to a healthy heart.
- If you were gifted a luxurious box of chocolates from your sweetie, pace yourself. Stick it in the fridge or freezer and enjoy in moderation over several weeks.
- Cooking at home is an excellent way to control the quality and amounts of what you eat.
If you’re craving something sweet, try munching on pieces of your favorite fruit or veggies.