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February 6, 2019

Healthier Valentine’s Day Ideas

Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day yet? Is one of your plans to show yourself some love? By making some simple changes you can commit to a healthier Valentine’s Day and a healthier you! Keep reading to get some tips on Living Healthier and read Edgar’s Living Healthier success story.

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Simple Ways to Have a Healthier Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day make it healthy by starting small! If you’re going out to dinner with a loved one or having a girl’s night stay away from sugary beverages and opt for sparkling water or a mocktail instead. When thinking of things to do with your beau make it a healthier Valentine’s Day by taking a couple’s bike ride or stroll through a park. You’ll have the chance to spend some quality time together and focus on each other’s health too. For kids, cut back on the amount of excessive sugar in their classroom on Valentine’s Day by sending fresh fruit liked sliced apples, berries, and banana with a honey and Greek yogurt sauce.

Be Healthy Beyond Valentine’s Day

If you’re looking to make a change that will last more than one day, use Valentine’s Day to set some self-love goals. These can be committing to a workout routine where you can focus on yourself or practicing mindfulness when eating. Or, if you have a chronic illness like COPD or CKD your goal can focus on living a healthier lifestyle while managing your illness! No matter what your goals, a Living Healthier coach can help. Living Healthier is our free, confidential, and bilingual health coaching hotline. Our coaches provide encouragement, accountability, and resources for you to have a healthier Valentine’s Day and beyond!

How Living Healthier Helped Edgar Love Himself

A man in a red shirt holds a plate with zero-carb tortillas. Text on the image reads "Edgar with zero-carb tortillas his wife made."

Edgar is a Living Healthier participant. He has also been encouraged by his coach, Hector, to join the Community Challenge to reach his goals. The #CommunityChallenge has given Edgar the motivation to lose weight, lower his blood sugars, and lose weight. He also said “My Living Heathier Coach has also provided me with some online tools and the support I need to set and meet my goals.” And not only has Living Healthier helped Edgar, but it’s gotten his wife involved too! Edgar is “eating healthier with the foods she researches and prepares to meet my needs.” Living Healthier has helped Edgar reach his goals and make healthier food choices, one of the best ways to show your body some love!

Valentine’s Day is all about love, and this year we want to challenge you to celebrate by loving yourself! Set a SMART goal to have a healthier Valentine’s Day. It could be cutting down on sugar, committing to “me time” at yoga, or getting in control of your diabetes. No matter what your health goal, if you need help one of our Living Healthier coaches can assist. Start today by calling 1-844-262-6224!


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