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We have come out with a perfectly fit way to celebrate love. How about starting the day with a a make-it-together healthy breakfast and workout together : partner workout , partner stretches.

Here's a healthy way to celebrate the Valentine's day with your partner:

 You can start the day by having a glass of honey and lemon water and a fruit (strawberries and yoghurt in keeping with the theme). 

  • Now go together for a morning walk for atleast 30 minutes. 
  • Go to a nearby park or the sea side. Breathe in the fresh air. Walk hand in hand or make it a race! 
  • Now it's time to prepare together a romantic healthy breakfast. 

You can choose from the two recipes below with your cup of tea or coffee: 

Apple cinnamon porridge 

This is a warm comforting breakfast, full of goodness! 


  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1/2 an apple grated
  • 1/2 apple cut in small squares
  • 1 tablespoon of raisins
  • sugar/honey to taste
  • 1/2 tsp powdered cinnamon
  • Toasted almonds, crushed roughly.


  • Now take the oats in a pan, along with the grated apple, sugar/honey, raisins and cinnamon.
  • Add water in the pan untill the water goes 1/2" above the oats mix.
  • Bring to a boil. Let it simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Add more water if it gets too dry.
  • Turn into bowls and serve with a sprinkling of toasted almonds.

Vanilla French toast with strawberries 

This is a healthy breakfast with the flavour of a donut.


  • 4 slices of wholegrain bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Few drops of vanilla essence
  • Honey
  • Strawberries, chopped
  • Toasted almonds, crushed roughly


  • Take eggs in a container and add milk in it.
  • Now, beat the eggs and milk untill well combined.
  • Take some slices of bread and put it in the bowl, one at a time; flipping over to cover both sides with the egg mix.
  • Heat some olive oil in a pan.
  • Put the slices of bread in the pan and cook for 2 minutes and flip over.  Cook till the colour turns to golden brown and, look slightly crisp at the edges.
  • Serve immediately and drizzle with honey, chopped strawberries and toasted almonds.


 You can perform this fun partner workout depending on your work schedule,as your main event!

 You will need: 

  • Two resistance types tubes or bands
  • A mat
  • Good workout clothes!
  • Fun, motivating music
  • A football or any other large ball

Push Ups with hi 5's  

  • Hold yourselves up facing each other in a plank position. 
  • You can modify it to make it easier by being on your knees instead of toes. Place your hands wide apart. 
  • Bend the elbows to lower your chest, abdominals and hips towards the floor. Now push up by squeezing your chest, and as you come up hi 5 your partner with one hand. 
  • Repeat the push up and this time hi 5 with the other. Go on till one of you gives up! Rest, and do another set.

Squats and Rows Exercise

  • You need to stand facing each other holding on to one end of each of the bands. 
  • Ensure that one partner should cross the bands over so that there is a cross in the middle of the bands, between the two partners. Step away from each other till your arms are extended straight out in front of you. 
  • Slowly bend your elbows and pull your elbows back, past your waist. Simultaneously go down into a squat, pushing your hips back, ensuring your knees stay in line with the ankles.
  • Press your heels into the floor and push yourself up to standing without locking your knees ; and at the same time, extend your arms forward. 
  • Now make sure you both move in tandem. 
  • Perform 20 repetitions. Rest and repeat!

Flyes and Lunges

  • With the bands crossed in the middle; both partners face away from each other. Hold on to the band ends. 
  • Step away till the band is taut. Take both arms out to the side, in line with the shoulders, with the band coming from under the arms. 
  • Bring your hands in together and as you do, take a large step forward with the right leg, sinking into a lunge by bending both knees.
  •  Take care to make sure your right knee stays in line with the ankle. Come up and step back; while you take your arms out to the side. 
  • Repeat, bringing the left leg forward this time. Keep your upper body straight all through, without leaning forward. 
  • Both partners must move in tandem. 
  • Do a total of 24 repetitions. Rest and repeat!

Crunch ball throws

  • Lie face up, facing each other on a mat with your knees bent and feet touching your partners', who is lying in the same position. 
  • Hold onto the ball. Squeeze your tummy muscles and get your upper body off the ground as you toss the ball to your partner. 
  • Both partners keep going up and down to throw and catch the ball. 
  • Do a total of 20 repetitions. Rest and repeat! 

Rider back extensions

  • This exercise is performed by making one partner lie face down on the bed with their torso hanging off and hip joint at the edge of the bed. 
  •  Holding on to their ankles,the other partner sits on the thighs of the lying down partner, 
  • The partner who is lying down places their hands across their chest, bending at the elbows. 
  • Slowly raise the torso as high up as possible by squeezing the back muscles. Slowly lower down all the way. 
  • Perform 15 repetitions. Switch partners. Rest and repeat!


If possible do some simple stretches that will be good for your body after a workout 

Cook dinner 

You can make something that you and your love.Here is a suggested menu: 

  • You may go for a soup of your choice served with heart shaped cut wholegrain bread as starter 
  • For a delicious dinner, you can cook pan roast chicken with gravy, brown rice and sautéed vegetables or a wholesome chick pea tagine with warm whole wheat bread/couscous and salad. 
  • For sweetlovers, chocolate fondue with fruits OR Honey almond cake served with fruit & cream will be ideal after the food.

Treat yourselves 

  • Who doesn't love massages? You and your partner can go for a couples' massage or even have two therapists come over for a massage session at home. 
  • Get in to the steam room. 
  • Together enjoy a tub soak. 
  •  Relish your healthy home cooked dinner with a glass of red wine together.