Valentine's Day has a way of making single people feel like they have the clap. Forget that! Take yourself out on a date and give the finger to the idea that V-Day is only for lovers. Here are some heart-healthy ways to spend a love-filled day with friends (or on your own) when Cupid comes bearing his bow and arrow.
- Rejuvenate With Some Spa Time: Pamper yourself on Valentine's Day by splurging on a spa package. Relieve pain, reduce hypertension, and boost immunity with a massage; sit in the sauna to loosen up muscles; or my favorite, indulge your skin with an antioxidant-boosting facial.
- Take a Fun Fitness Class: Fitness dates aren't just for couples! Rev up your Valentine's Day and try a class that is totally out of the box - pole dancing or trapeze lessons, anyone?
- Say Cheers: Grab a girlfriend and head to your nearest wine bar - your heart will love you for it! The antioxidants in red wine help reduce the risk of heart disease and raise levels of heart-healthy omega-3s. Home alone? Pour yourself a glass and raise a toast to yourself.
- Put on Your Dancin' Shoes: Whether it's in the privacy of your own home or out on the town, dancing is always a great way to celebrate. It's also a calorie burner: 30 minutes of dancing burns almost 150 calories.
- Whip Up a Healthy Meal: I always feel satisfied after taking the time to cook a homemade meal. Share the load and divide the meal up among friends - nothing beats cooking together! Make it even more of a Valentine's Day feast by incorporating these heart-healthy foods into your meal.