Hello Loyal Soup People!
This week you’re going to hear a lot about roses, chocolate, decadent dinners, and everything else that is associated with Valentine’s Day. But you probably won’t hear much about the health benefits of committing to a healthy lifestyle with a partner! Exercising and approaching new healthy eating habits are bit easier when you’re doing it as a team. For example:
– You’re less likely to hit the snooze button when you know someone is waiting for you at the gym or at the track.
– It is easier to make healthy eating choices when you’re dining out with a teammate.
– Studies show that we push ourselves harder when working out in a class or with a partner. You don’t want to be the one to fall behind!
– You can set up weekly challenges and contests together. (NOT weight loss challenges – those are a bad idea!)
Team up with a partner, friend, parent, sibling, or someone new in your life! If you don’t have someone in mind with whom to exercise, try out a new class at the gym or local community center. Many people find camaraderie in these classes and form wonderful friendships.
This Valentine’s day – let’s celebrate healthy hearts!
*NOTE – Soupermom is not a licensed dietitian, doctor, personal trainer, or anything like that. She’s just extremely knowledgeable about healthy living!! But if you slip and fall while taking her advice, it is not her fault!