Couples who exercise together reap benefits in their relationship and may be more likely to stick to their workout plan, fitness experts and psychologists say. Fitness trainer Helen Ryan says one benefit is that couples who exercise together have "guilt-free workouts" because they do not have to choose fitness over spending time with their partner.
UK petrol stations saw significant sales jumps on fresh flowers, sparkling wine and boxed chocolates in the days leading up to Valentine's Day last year, according to research from Palmer and Harvey. One in five men now buy gifts at forecourts, the survey says, with many citing convenience and time constraints as the main reasons.
Vitamin D and calcium are important to bone health, but so is the overall dietary plan, and getting nutrients from food is better than using supplements, nutrition experts say. Registered dietitian Kathryn Ciamaichelo says her suggestions for boosting calcium include milk and enriched milk alternatives, plus sources such as bok choy, kale, turnip greens and almonds.
China's retailers and restaurants saw an extra boost in Spring Festival spending as Valentine's Day approached. Holiday shoppers spent a bit extra on gifts, flowers and restaurant reservations to show the love.
Dove Chocolate partnered with Martha Stewart to create a line of special-edition Dove Promises chocolates for the holidays and Valentine's Day. The chocolates will be available in dark, almond, caramel and peppermint, and will be packaged with holiday tips from Martha Stewart Living magazine.