10 Ways to Become Healthier as a Couple

Are you looking for ways to become healthier and to spend more quality time with your partner.  Why not work together as a team to improve your health?  Here are 10 ideas to help you and your partner become healthier together:

1.  Start a detox program together.  Many toxins produce hormone-like effects that alter our delicate hormone balance, making us vulnerable to mood swings, irritability, depression, or other health concerns. By detoxifying together you’ll have the support you need to stick to it.

2.  Give each other a full body massage.  Not only will it improve your circulation and relax your muscles, it is an intimate way to become closer.

Learn how to make your own massage oil here.

3.  Hit the sauna together to eliminate toxins while sweating.  Many harmful toxins exit the body through our pores in sweat.  Sauna-ing helps our bodies to eliminate them faster.

4.  Prepare nutritious meals to support your health goals.  By sharing the workload, you’ll find it easier to prepare healthy meals.  And, you may even find you enjoy trying new cuisines.  My husband and I frequently pick a cuisine:  Greek, Indian, Italian, or other favorite and we each prepare one or two recipes.  When we’re finished we have an incredible, healthy feast.

5.  Instead of slouching on the couch after dinner, go for a brisk walk, cross-country ski, hike, or run together to oxygenate your blood.  Exercising with a partner is more fun and helps you keep going.

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6.  Give each other a foot rub.  Pressure points in our feet correspond to organs, glands, and tissues in the rest of our bodies.  By activating these points in your partner’s feet, you’re helping to them with whole-body healing.  Find a sore spot?  Gently massage that point a bit longer.

7.  Share a pot of herbal tea instead of soda or other less-than-healthy beverages.  Choose acai berry for a healing antioxidant blast, ginseng for energy, peppermint for a refreshing boost, or licorice root to boost your immune system.  Tea is so much nicer when it’s shared.

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8.  Regularly share words of support and encouragement.  Making health changes can be challenging sometimes.  Simply sharing words of praise and encouragement can make our days a little brighter.

9.  Take a moment out of your hectic schedule to meditate together.  Meditation is an opportunity to release tension, become more mindful of ourselves and the person we share life with.

10.  Do stretching exercises together.  A partner can help us get a bit deeper into that stretch.  There are some excellent books and videos that can show you how to do couples’ yoga or other stretches together.

Michelle Schoffro Cook

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70 comments

Emma S.
Emma S.4 years ago

Thank you - timely advice.

Mary L.
Mary L.4 years ago

thank you

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener4 years ago

No way if you have kids!

Hilary M.
Hilary E.5 years ago

good stuff!

Fareena Narine
Fareena Narine5 years ago

Great advise thanks

Melissa C.
Melissa Condon5 years ago

My boyfriend would never do ANY of this...lol

Cory R.
Cory R.5 years ago

Good advice all around.

Katarina L.
Katarina L.5 years ago

good to know. thank you!

Rachel Lawshe
Rachel Lawshe5 years ago

Great article! Sometimes it's way too easy to sit in front of the television together, but never really talking about important stuff or reconnecting. It's sad that this is perpetuated by our over-dependence on technology. People & relationships are by far more important than technology!

Kimberley R K.
Kimberley R K.5 years ago

I agree with Rachael W. - these tips are very good but one of the most important is doing something fun and exciting together. It really helps keep the relationship alive. :)