Valentine’s Day is a day to show the love that you have for your friends and family every day. Consider giving the gift of health this year!
Below are some tips to help you create a healthy and memorable Valentine’s Day this February 14:
- Get active—and creative. Plan an event that includes physical activity. Try dance lessons!
- Think heart healthy. Make (or order) a special dinner that is low in salt and saturated fats, and includes plenty of fruits and vegetables.
- Get cooking. Take a couples’ cooking class to learn new, healthy recipes and techniques.
- Have a treat in moderation. Share a smaller box of chocolate to cut back on the calories.
- Make it fun for the kids. Serve a healthy, heart-shaped snack—like strawberry halves with yogurt dip.
- Be a healthy valentine. Meet a friend for a walk, go for a bike ride together, or have a family dance party after dinner.
- Quit smoking. If you smoke, consider quitting to protect the hearts and lungs of those you love most.
Share some healthy love! CDC has a number of Health-e-cards and Smoke-Free Valentines to spread the message of health this Valentine’s Day.
Want to know more?
CDC Valentine’s Day Tips: www.cdc.gov/family/valentine/
Be Smoke-free this Valentine’s Day: www.cdc.gov/Features/ValentineMessage/
Love Your Health on Valentine’s Day: www.cdc.gov/Features/Valentine/