Need some inspiration this Valentine’s Day? Here are some suggestions that will set the mood for you and your partner!
1. Treat each other to a massage.
Whether it’s a rub down from a professional or your partner, massage brings a bevy of health benefits to the table. Research suggests massage can help reduce stress and anxiety and of course, massages are also a great excuse to get some hands-on time with your Valentine.
2. Cook a red-themed dinner together
Naturally bright red foods really are pretty healthy! Crimson-hued foods such as beets, strawberries and cherries are packed with nutrients like lycopene, vitamin A, vitamin C, and antioxidants. These nutrients are great for a number of reasons, from helping protect you from the sun to boosting metabolism. Choose some of your favorite red superfoods and organise dinner and dessert around that theme.
3. Treat yourselves to an aphrodisiac dinner
Certain food items do have some ties to sex- oysters are high in zinc which studies suggest boost testosterone levels and improve sex drive, while certain spices- including ginseng, saffron, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger- have been tied to improved sexual functions and potency. What about the classic combination of red wine and chocolate?
4. Get zen at an evening yoga class
Frequent yoga practice can lead to improved mood and satisfaction with life, and many studies also point to yoga’s many physical benefits including strength, flexibility and respiratory and cardiovascular function. Another great bonus- yoga can improve female sexual function.
5. Make your own sushi
It can be a danger food but when you’re in charge of the ingredients, it’s easy to avoid anything unnecessarily unhealthy. Tackling an interesting new recipe or cooking method together will push you both out of your comfort zones, and making sushi will allow you to explore your more creative sides. Keep it healthier by choosing brown rice over white and forgoing the creamy sauces.