Date Night Guide: Our Favorite Healthy Ways to Have Fun and Reconnect Posted on April 17, 2017 by , 0 comments

Dating never stops. Even if you have been married for one year, ten years, or twenty years you should still be dating your spouse on a regular basis. The purpose of a date is to set aside the obligations and any momentary life stresses and just focus on each other. It’s a time to relax, not take things too seriously, and just be with the person you love the most. In essence, date nights are what you work so hard for in the first place.

You can double up the meaningfulness of taking care of your relationship with a date by making that date a healthy and fun activity that will nourish both of you. Each and every couple is different, but we have put together our favorite healthy and fun date night ideas for you to pick from or inspire you to make your own list. Enjoy!

Learn Something New
Date night seminars and classes are becoming more and more popular. Some may even pair a lecture, activity, or event with food and drink. Whatever you choose to do, the idea is to learn something new together. Our favorite classes and seminars are:Poetry and writing

  • Painting
  • Pottery classes
  • Gardening lectures or demonstrations
  • Local humanities group lectures
  • Cooking classes
  • Dance class

Work it out
Doing something physical together can also be a great way to reconnect while still working toward your health and fitness goals. Whatever sweat-worthy activity you choose, as long as you are in it together you will both benefit. Our favorite in or outdoor fitness dates include:

  • Swimming
  • Racquetball
  • Kick boxing
  • Hiking
  • Rock climbing
  • Yoga
  • CrossFit classes
  • Boating
  • Beach combing
  • Snorkeling
  • Ice skating
  • Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Biking
  • Running
  • Geocaching
  • Sledding

Pay for Admission
You can also pay to play at local area attractions that can create a classic date night vibe while still being healthy and fun. Our favorites include:

  • The zoo
  • Theme parks
  • Aquarium
  • Planetarium
  • Arboretums
  • Mini-golf
  • Paintball
  • Water parks

Give Back
Couples can also roll their date nights into giving back to their favorite organizations and groups. Being brought together by giving back is a great way to build meaning and joy into any relationship. Our favorites are:

  • Charity auctions
  • Volunteering at youth centers, community garden, homeless shelters, or soup kitchens
  • Participating in a charity race
  • Attending peaceful protests

What are your favorite healthy and fun date nights? Tell us in the comments below!