The One Ultimate List of Health & Wellness Date Ideas
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Married Fun has all the date ideas! Read on to see all our Health & Wellness date ideas. Mix up your next date night with these awesome activities. For the full experience make sure you check out the Married Fun Date Planner
For those of you who don't know, acroyoga combines yoga and acrobatics. Also written as acro yoga and acro-yoga, acroyoga requires two people, and that's what makes it such a fantastic date idea. You can easily find an acroyoga class by searching Google. Just type in acroyoga + your city to find classes in your area. If you can't find classes or wish to practice at home, do a simple search on YouTube for videos to instruct you on how to do acroyoga by yourselves. Any date that gets your blood flowing and focusing on exercise is a good thing. If you really want to kick your acroyoga date into high gear, follow it up with some healthy snacks. After a couple of acroyoga dates you'll begin to feel the difference, and your dates will end up being a regular routine to stay fit.
Acupuncture is almost as old as time itself. Many people are surprised to learn that sticking needles throughout your body has medical benefits. Have you ever thought about turning getting poked by needles into a date? The two of you can lay in the same room while they poke you with needles. The entire process is surprisingly calming, and for whatever reason, acupuncture works. If you've never been poked like a pin cushion before, this is one of those date ideas that you'll always remember. Years from now, you'll laugh while thinking about when highly skilled professionals stuck needles all over your body. You may enjoy the health benefits of acupuncture so much that it becomes a regular date activity.
Aromatherapy is about more than sniffing something that smells good. An aromatherapy date involves smelling all kinds of things and taking your senses on a journey. You will be amazed by how scent alone can change your mood and how you feel. The funny part will be when you watch how your spouse reacts to the different scents. Some of the scents you'll agree smell nice, and they have so many different relaxing properties. There will be at least one scent that each of you finds a little odd or maybe even objectionable, and that will offer up the type of hilarity that few dates can offer.
For those of you who don't know, canicross is cross country running - with dogs. Basically, you go take your dog for a run. If you have two dogs, it's a lot of fun to do on a date. You and your spouse take your dogs to the park or some area where they can run on a leash and allow them to stretch their legs and have a good time. As a pet owner, you always have to be concerned about your dog, not getting enough exercise. The same can be said about you and your spouse not getting enough exercise. A canicross date is good exercise for everyone involved, and that's what makes it such an enjoyable experience.
Detoxing and cleansing is a vital part of your health. Your body needs to cleanse itself from time to time. Why not turn your detox into a date? Both of you can detox at the same time - that will come in handy if you feel any unwanted side effects. You can help each other out and encourage your spouse if they hit any rough patches. Detoxing isn't the easiest thing to put your body through, but you feel so much better afterward. Turn your cleansing date into something you do every few months for optimal health.
Dreams are always interesting snippets of what's going on in our inner mind. A dream interpretation date can give you an insight into the inner workings of your spouse's brain. It can also offer plenty of funny fodder that is sure to make you wonder who you married. Write down your dreams and a couple of times a month, have a dream interpretation where the two of you try to see what all of this mumbo jumbo means. You should find enough information online to decipher the dreams and figure out what is going on while you're sawing logs at night.
Prepping has taken a life of its own in recent years. Many people take emergency preparedness seriously, and they do everything they can to be prepared in case something happens. How prepared are you for an emergency? A fun date idea is to go through your home and see what you need to improve on. If you don't know where to start, check out https://www.ready.gov/ or other online resources. You'll be surprised by the areas that you lack preparedness in. You can also make a list of things that you need to buy or do for the next date night when you take things a step further. The world can be a crazy place sometimes, why not put in a little effort getting yourselves prepared?
Being educated about first aid is something that comes in handy when you need it the most. You can learn a lot at events held by the Red Cross and other organizations. You can also turn to YouTube to learn how to administer a variety of first aid techniques. If you don't have a first aid kit in your home, go buy one or put one together. Everyone should know what to do in case of an emergency. A date learning the basics of first aid will give you the upper hand during an emergency or natural disaster. The first few minutes of a tragedy are when you prevent permanent injury or loss of a loved one. Knowing first aid cuts down on the likelihood of something terrible happening.
A relaxing soak in the hot tub is what every couple needs sometimes. Stress has a way of building up over time, and often, when it does, couples don't talk. A dip in the hot tub might just be what your body and relationship need. Find some relaxing music on your smartphone and sit close to each other while enjoying the warm water. Allow the mood to carry itself wherever you want it to go. The two of you need some alone time, and there's no better way to enjoy being around each other than to do so in bubbling hot water.
Learning CPR, the Heimlich maneuver or other lifesaving skills could very well save someone's life. Every person should know CPR, and that's why it's such a great date idea. Your local Red Cross, fire department or another organization, more than likely, has CPR classes or workshops that you can take or attend. You don't want to learn CPR from watching videos or by practicing on each other. You must have the dummy to practice on as well as qualified instructors, and whoever has the classes will have one of them. CPR isn't challenging to learn, and it will take you less than an hour to get it down pat. By the time you're done with the CPR class, you'll have a firm grasp on how to do it, and you'll also more than likely be certified as well.
Makeovers are necessary from time to time because well get stale in our beauty and wardrobe choices. Have you ever thought about letting your spouse choose your clothes or hair style for you? A makeover might consist of changes to clothing, hair styles or how she does her makeup. It sounds as crazy as it is because you never know what they are going to choose for you. Go to the store and allow each person to buy one outfit for the other. You will be shocked and probably amazed by what your spouse thinks you'll look the best in. Work together on how to improve each others appearance. This is a great way to open up lines of communication that you may have never considered.
Massages are a great way to relax and put your worries aside. Couple's massages allow you both to relax at the same time and enjoy the handiwork of a professional masseuse or masseur and can even be therapeutic. Giving each other massages is a great way to enjoy the benefits of a massage and to save money. Massages encourage closeness and intimacy and can be very relaxing. A bottle of lotion or massage oil is a great investment as it will make the massage more enjoyable. Have your spouse lay on the bed, and you begin massaging their feet. Work your way up to their legs from their feet and massage the rest of their body. Pay close attention to any sensitive areas so you can avoid massaging them and pay attention to where they liked being massaged the most. Spend more time on the areas that your partner enjoys being massaged, and they'll love the rubdown even more.
Meditation is about so much more than sitting still, as you will learn on this date. Those who meditate learn how to control their emotions and to clear their mind. At first, it will feel that a mediation date leads up to not much of anything, but wait until it's over. You will feel refreshed and rejuvenated. A couple who meditates together grows together because you come out of it with a clear mind. You'll be able to work through your problems more efficiently, and the lines of communication are freer. It might not make sense until you've tried it, but once you have, your relationship will never be the same.
An obstacle course will let you know right away all about the physical abilities of your spouse. It's surprising by the time you're done with the obstacle course how you feel the areas on your body that need the most improvement. It will be interesting to see which of you are in the best shape. If you want to take your obstacle course date to the next level, time yourself and see who can go through the course the fastest. If you do the obstacles several times, you'll eventually get good at them and will be able to complete the course faster and faster.
Going for a quick run is a great exercise, and it's also a fantastic way to spend some time with each other. Before your running date, scout out an area that is safe to run. If you're a regular runner, you won't have a problem finding a place to run. If you're living in a big city, a park is probably your best bet to find a safe running space. Bring along some fruit or water bottles and take a break during your running date to spend a little time with each other. If you're feeling up to it, you can have a little competition to see who can run the furthest without getting winded. Running not only is a fantastic one-time date idea but a healthy lifestyle that will reward you for years if you can turn it into a habit.
If the two of you have a date in a sensory deprivation tank, you'll never come back the same. You might think that floating in salt water in a dark tank while having your senses deprived of everything doesn't sound like it would be life-altering. Anyone who has ever been in a sensory deprivation tank knows how much it changes everything. If you haven't had this experience yet, now's the time to give it a try. After you're done, talk to each other and discuss the immediate changes. You will be surprised by how almost identical your reactions are to this profoundly odd and satisfying experience.
Nothing leaves a couple feeling more relaxed and rejuvenated than going to the spa. You can start things off with a massage. Both guys and gals can enjoy body treatments, massages, and aromatherapy. Couples can have a great time at the spa if you preplan and schedule activities that both of you will enjoy. Pedicures and manicures can also be enjoyable and can leave the two of you with nails that don't make you cringe when you look at them. The two of you will feel like a million bucks after you leave the spa. The conversation after a spa trip always flows so easily since both of you are relaxed.
Supporting the YMCA is excellent because by doing so you do a number of good things for your community. Going to the YMCA is a great way to stay healthy and get rid of some stress. Couples who work out together tend to be healthier and happier. Anyone who has ever worked out in a gym knows that it's always great to have someone there to help you. A date at the YMCA is a wonderful chance for you two to spend some time together and also help each other become physically fit. Some YMCA locations have indoor swimming pools and other activities such as table tennis that you can enjoy as well. Look up your local YMCA to find out more.
Yoga can be done at home or in a class. Some couples might not feel comfortable doing yoga in front of strangers, so doing it home might be the best solution. There are many yoga instructors on YouTube who are more than willing to show you the ropes. If doing yoga at home, each of you will need a mat. Make sure to wear the appropriate attire for all of the stretching you'll be doing. It's okay if you're not able to do all of the poses, yoga is something that you get better at over time. Have a chat after your yoga session is over, and you'll be surprised by how effortlessly the conversation flows after a mind-clearing workout. This activity can be done just once or can be done more often to achieve all the benefits yoga has to offer.