Some say experiences last longer than material presents. A typical Valentine’s Day for most couples consists of getting a box of candy and going to a restaurant. Switch up your usual Valentine’s routine and create long lasting memories by trying one of these activities.

Strengthen your relationship. Sign up for a couple’s yoga class and unite through exercising as a collaborative unit.  You will find that the benefits of practicing with a partner are endless, from building trust to learning to improve your methods of communication.

Dance to the beat of your heart. Sign up for a dance class. Dancing to the tango or salsa can be very romantic. If you prefer a faster pace dance, switch things up and try taking a hip-hop class, or swing dance class. If slow dancing is more of your forte try ballroom dancing.

Skate away. Ice skating is a great way to get intimate through hand holding. As a low-impact workout get ready to warm-up from doing multiple laps.

Take a hike. Winter is the perfect time of the year to hit the trails with your sweetheart. You will be able to see some amazing views and climb to new heights both romantically and physically.

Set up a romantic scavenger hunt. Impress your soul mate by leading them around town to their favorite museums, shops, or attractions. Keep them guessing where their next stop is by leaving clever clues.

Food is the way to the heart. Discover how romantic and fun it is to cook together by taking a healthy cooking class and fall in love with the incredible cuisine you created. Another option is to cook a home-cooked, candlelit dinner. If you are having a hard time thinking of recipe ideas, then log on to the Signature Patient Website for lots of delicious ideas.

This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be an exhaustive examination of the subject matter nor a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your primary care physician or healthcare provider before beginning any diet or exercise program. Active Medi-Weightloss® patients should consult the experts at their location on whether the foods and recipes mentioned are appropriate for their phase of the program.