So…this can be a tough one! It is no surprise to anyone that knows me that I have been trying to get my husband to pay a little more attention to his activity level and health. I imagine there might be some others of you out there who may be looking for some ideas on how to encourage your valentine to be more active and healthy. I am offering up a few tips that I hope will help us both.
How to encourage your Valentine to be more active & healthy
Sign up for a race together
This worked really well for me! You may remember my series on the husband project (here, here and here) where I
tricked convinced my husband to train for and run a 5k with me. While this strategy has not had the long term effects I was hoping for, my husband did train for and complete the race. I still believe this is a great strategy and fun activity to do as a couple. Trying to figure out how to trick him into another one.
Give the gift of time
Many people do not exercise because they don’t feel as though they don’t have time. Offer to watch the kids or take on another responsibility off of their to do list & free up your spouse’s schedule.
Surprise your sweetheart with new tech gear
A gift of new headphones, a fitness tracker or some new sports gear can spark the excitement of being active.
Remind your honey it’s time for a checkup
Let their Dr. ask them about their health and exercise habits and (hopefully) suggest they make some changes. Takes the pressure off of you!
Cook it up
Plan a creative healthy themed dinner and cook together. Hopefully that will lead to more healthy meal ideas.
Plan a Romantic active vacation
Planning a fun active vacation can gently remind your sweetie it’s time to kick it into high gear. Ski trip anyone?
I fully realize these are no easy tasks but it’s worth a try!
What ideas do you have for me? How do you encourage your Valentine to be more active & healthy?