Make Your Valentines Day About More Than Just Flowers and Candies

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With Valentines Day a week away,  if you are like most of us and procrastinate, now would be the perfect time to start planning what you want to buy for your loved one – so by the time Valentines Day comes round, you’re not in trouble! 😉

But the question always is – what do I get?

Another cheesy heart-shaped box of candies?

A traditional bouquet of red roses?

A cliche teddy bear?…

Even though everyone likes a little bit (or a lot) of candy on Valentines day, wouldn’t it be nice to give something unexpected this year?

Well if you like the sound of that but you’re stuck for ideas – we’ve done the thinking for you (we only ask not to have us write the inscription on the card as well. ;-))

The suspense must be killing you, take a break from the norm this Valentines day and try one our 5 Healthy Alternatives!

1. A Luxury Massage

Perfect for family women and men, office workers and housewives who deserve a break and some ‘me-time.’

If that sounds like something you’d love to surprise your partner with, our top Massage Therapist, Melissa Baldwin, can help you and a loved one De-stress, effortlessly unwind and have all of your tension finally taken care of.

2. Take a Swing At Golf Or Tennis

Whether you and your other half are already pros, or if it’s completely new to one or both of you – taking a golf or tennis lesson is a great way to do something active, fun and learn something new together!

Not only is it a fun activity, tennis and golf come with a number of health benefits… including improved aerobic fitness and better bone health.

3. Make Your Own Dark Chocolate Fondue

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of chocolate – and I can bet you’d be lying if you said you didn’t look forward to enjoying some on Valentines Day.

And when you start dipping fresh fruit in chocolate? Even better. So why not melt some dark chocolate (which is great for you!) and cuddle up on the sofa.

This is also completely acceptable to do any other night, alone, or with friends.

4. Go Ice Skating

Ice skating is one of the most fun activities to do during winter – it’s cold outside anyway, so why not? (look for our guide to things to do in the winter if you are not suffering from knee pain blog on Facebook for my favorite outdoors skating rinks in the area)

It’s a great low-impact workout (assuming you skip the intense twirls and jumps), and great fun!

Make sure to warm up beforehand as it’s exercise in the cold, and hold onto each other for dear life to prevent any falls – which let’s face it, are likely to happen!


5. Take a hike

What about going for a hike somewhere like The Appalachian Trail to Spy Rock? Getting some fresh air with a nice daytime hike is a great way to spend quality time with your significant other while getting in some good exercise.

Getting outdoors is known to boost your mood as well as energy.

If you’re looking for a weekend-long way to celebrate turn your hike into a camping trip!

Show your your significant other how much you really love and appreciate them with the gift of massage!


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Enjoy treating your loved one to something different this year!

Andrew Dombek is a nationally known Physical Therapist and founder of Northern Virginia's Leading Private Physical Therapy Specialist for athletes in their teens,30s, 40sand 50s, who want to keep healthy and active.

You might know Andrew from his early days working in downtown Washington D.C. where he was one of the former physical therapist for the finest athletes and performers in town performing at the Kennedy Center, in shows like Aida (The Timeless Love Story), The Producers, and the Washington Ballet.

Andrew (having been through many injuries throughout out his life), is a rare expert in understanding the psyche of returning to your sport after injury. Helping people stay active and giving back to his community are his passions. These characteristics have helped Andrew become an expert Physical Therapist and his Clinic to become the fastest growing PT clinic in Loudoun County.Over the last several yearshas become the premier physical therapy practice for runners in Northern, Virginia.Where the local running groups like the Ashburn Chapter of Mom's Run This Town as well as the high schools in his area like Broad Runand Briar Woods have retained AID Performance Physical Therapy for treating their runners and athletes.
Andrew Dombek, PT, MSPT, CMTPT, CGFI
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