Happy Promise Day: Five health promises every couple should make on this day

New Delhi: Valentine Week, aka ‘Love Week’, is an exciting week for the youth, especially for lovers. The seven days before the Valentine’s Day is referred to as the Valentine Week in India, and couples are celebrating it all with zeal and enthusiasm on the seven days leading up to the big day on February 14. Promise Day, which is the fifth day of Valentine Week, is celebrated on 11th February each year. On this day, lovebirds swear to be there for each other, for eternity. Certainly, love comes with lots of responsibilities, commitments, and of course, promises. Yet, making some health promises to your partner or sweetheart may be one of the best things to concrete your relationship, while also ensuring a healthy and happy life together.

So, this Promise Day, make some health promises to your ‘someone special’ and keep them. It will also make sure that your relationship is safe, supportive and fun. If you don’t already have your own, here are five health promises that can make you fitter, smarter, and keep your relationship healthy and happy:

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Eating healthy

Healthy eating is not about depriving yourself of the foods you love or strict dietary intake. What it takes is to replace unhealthy foods with delicious healthy stuff. After all, avoiding or limiting your intake of junk food – that are loaded with calories, salt, and unhealthy fats – can help reduce your risk of various health conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, etc. Instead, opt for fruits, veggies, whole grains, legumes, beans, nuts and seeds, fish, and healthier fats.

Detox

Detoxification is so important for your overall health. A body cleanse or detox is a great way to eliminate toxins from your system. By eating the right foods, you can get rid of unwanted inflammation and harmful substances from your body. In fact, there are many detox diets that can help boost your metabolism and aid in weight loss.

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Quit smoking

Giving up smoking can be one of the best things you can do for your health. Smoking increases the risk of death from all causes in men and women. Smokers are at a greater risk of developing heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, etc.

Limit alcohol intake

 If you drink alcohol, keep it moderate. Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that if alcohol is consumed, it should be consumed in moderation – up to one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men. Drinking too much can take a serious toll on your health. It can lead to heart problems, stroke, high blood pressure, liver disease, and certain cancers. Excessive alcohol drinking can also weaken your immune system, making your body a much easier target for diseases, including like pneumonia and tuberculosis.

Exercise regularly

Regular exercise is good for a lot more than just losing weight or building muscle. It reduces your risk of developing certain diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. Exercise can help improve your overall health and fitness. This is one of the best promises you both can make not just for your health but for a happier relationship.

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