Dating ideas and activities validating the mini nutritional assessment
Get familiar with the cosmos (check out this handy guide if you’re new to astronomy) and head outdoors to see who can spot the North Star and Big Dipper first.Many observatories, parks, and local colleges also offer public viewing nights with guided “star tours” and discussions.The ambitious and craft-savvy among us can even turn the pics into a scrapbook to give as a holiday or anniversary present.Cost: $$Scout out seasonal produce, take advantage of the freshest ingredients, support local businesses, and get to know exactly where your food is coming from.Cost: 0Yes, twerking is all the rage right now, but there are other ways to boogie together.Many dance studios, fitness centers, and even gyms offer tons of dance options, from salsa lessons and line dancing to fitness-inspired options like Bokwa, a Zumba spin off.Split the drinks so you’re not super high on caffeine.You’ll still get the perks—research shows coffee can be good for you, helping stave off dementia and Alzheimer’s. Whether going sweet with chocolate fondue or savory with some Gruyere, there’s no need to purchase a special fondue pot: Many recipes sub in a saucepan or Crock Pot, like this easy s’more fondue.
Fortunately it’s easy to recreate a pricey spa outing with an essential oil of your choice (lavender is especially calming) and a few lit candles to set the mood. Don’t forget healthy snacks like trail mix and popcorn to munch on.
Plus, a couple hours in nature can boost creativity and reduce cortisol levels.
And there’s no need to seek out mountains—just a walk in the park, surrounded by greenery, has been shown to have similar health perks.
Plus, a shared sweat sesh can help you get lucky in the sheets: One survey found couples that run together get it on more too. Grab some cruisers and explore the local scene for a few hours.
Cost: $$A day trip to the trails is a great way to enjoy beautiful landscapes, chat, and sneak in some exercise while you’re at it.