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10 Ways to Become Healthier as a Couple

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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.

Walk you way to a healthier mind, body, and soul.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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1:52PM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

Thank you - timely advice.

4:47PM PST on Feb 28, 2011

thank you

6:34PM PST on Feb 20, 2011

No way if you have kids!

8:42AM PST on Feb 2, 2011

good stuff!

11:58AM PST on Feb 1, 2011

Great advise thanks

5:10PM PST on Jan 28, 2011

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

12:40PM PST on Jan 27, 2011

Good advice all around.

7:52AM PST on Jan 27, 2011

good to know. thank you!

1:38PM PST on Jan 25, 2011

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!

11:52AM PST on Jan 25, 2011

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. :)

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